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Remote Working: Anxiety and Working from Home

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Remote working during the Coronavirus pandemic has delivered fresh challenges for management and for employees. In this series of blogs, (more here), we are going to look at some of the key concerns that employees have raised with these new ways of working, alongside some suggested solutions if you are dealing with something similar. Here’s…

Remote Working: I Don’t Feel Part of my Team

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Remote working during the Coronavirus pandemic has delivered fresh challenges for management and for employees. In this series of blogs, (more here), we look at some of the key concerns that employees have raised with these new ways of working, alongside some suggested solutions if you are dealing with something similar. Here’s the next scenario……

Remote Working: I Can’t Switch Off

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Remote working during the Coronavirus pandemic has delivered fresh challenges for management and for employees. In this series of blogs, (more here), we look at some of the key concerns that employees have raised with these new ways of working, alongside some suggested solutions if you are dealing with something similar. Here’s the next scenario……

How to Prevent Proximity Bias in a Remote Workforce

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Remote working offers many benefits to businesses and employees alike, but it also introduces several new workforce challenges, one of those being proximity bias. Proximity bias refers to those not working in the office with their colleagues being over-looked or forgotten about. ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ is the phrase often used, and the…

Remote Working: I Don’t Feel I can Speak Up in Video Calls

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Remote working during the Coronavirus pandemic has delivered fresh challenges for management and for employees. In this series of blogs, (more here), we look at some of the key concerns that employees have raised with these new ways of working, alongside some suggested solutions if you are dealing with something similar. Here’s the next scenario……

Remote Working: Arranging a Meeting Feels too Formal Sometimes

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Remote working during the Coronavirus pandemic has delivered fresh challenges for management and for employees. In this series of blogs, (more here), we look at some of the key concerns that employees have raised with these new ways of working, alongside some suggested solutions if you are dealing with something similar. Here’s the next scenario……

Hybrid, Remote and Flexible Working: What’s the Difference?

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Our new world of work includes hybrid working, remote working, and flexible working. Each term can be easily confused but each have some clear differences from an employment perspective. Here’s a quick guide to what’s what.  Flexible Working Flexible working is the name given to any type of working pattern which is different from the…

Podcast: How to Handle Flexible Working Requests In A Hybrid World

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Vicky Roberts, Director and Head of Learning here at Vista recently had the pleasure of joining Lucinda Carney and the HR Uprising team to record a podcast all about the new world of work. In this episode, Vicky and Lucinda discuss how HR teams can manage a surge in flexible working requests following the Coronavirus…

Returning from Furlough: How to welcome back your employees

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Furlough is set to end in September 2021. There will be some employees who could have been away from the workplace for a whopping 18 months. In other situations when people are away from the workplace for an extended period of time (e.g. long-term sickness absence, maternity leave), it is important for them to remain…

5 Hybrid & Remote Working Questions: Answered.

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There can’t be a HR team in the land that hasn’t had a recent discussion about hybrid working and remote working. Its been on our clients agenda’s, so here’s the top 5 things we’ve been asked in the last week, and the answers to them: 1. Do we have to allow employees to work remotely…

How to Manage an Influx of Flexible Working Requests Post Covid-19

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Back in December 2019 we spent some time looking at the legal responsibilities for employers when dealing with flexible working requests. Although this was written pre-Covid-19 pandemic, the legal framework remains the same. We look at who can submit a request, how employers should deal with requests, refusing a request if you need too and…

VIDEO: Managing an Influx of Flexible Working Requests (Post Covid 19)

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What are the key things to think about when managing an influx of post-Covid 19 flexible working requests? Abayomi Alemoru, Director of Legal Practice & Investigation Services at Vista, who talks us through the process. *Top tip: Use the ‘chapter markers’ in the video below to navigate through each section: the process of managing requests,…

COVID-19: Managing Employees with Health and Safety Concerns

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As we start the conversation about returning to work, how can we best manage employees concerns about health and safety? We got together with Vicky and Abayomi to talk through the legal framework, how to manage these difficult conversations from the get go and, if needed, how to manage the formal process when despite everything…

How to Diagnose Performance Problems when Working from Home

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All employers are having to react to the challenges arising from the Coronavirus outbreak. For many, this means a switch to working from home for an extended period of time. Its unfamiliar territory for some, and can be especially tricky for managers with teams of people around them that they now need to manage remotely.…

How to Diagnose Performance Problems when Working from Home

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Here’s our technique for diagnosing performance problems in your team when working remotely. It will help your managers diagnose what might be affecting the performance of their team and identify whether is it an external factor, a what, why, or a how problem. If you found this useful, take a look at our new workshops…