Reassessing how we Work Post COVID-19 - Will Remote Work?

Venue:
Online: Login details will be forwarded
 
Date:
09/06/2020
 
Note:
Tuesday 9th June
 
Time:
10am - 12pm
 
Category:
Seminar
 

This seminar will look at how we need to reassess the way we work following the Covid-19 crisis and looking at the potential benefits that remote working brings.

€10
 
 

COVID-19 is changing the way we do things – the way we communicate, the way we shop and the way we work.

Unfortunately, many businesses have had their first experience of home-based working/e-working on an emergency and unprepared basis.  The  lack of opportunity to plan  has inevitably created difficulties.  However, the e-work concept has now been firmly established and is certain to be developed into the future as COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.

Many of the tech companies have already decided to continue with remote working into the indefinite future. It is also widely predicted that many other businesses  will implement e-working policy in the longer term, given its many potential benefits including:

  • Increased productivity – an increase of 20% is frequently reported in a planned and managed scenario
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Limitation to business disruption during inclement weather events and other emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Potential for reduced overheads

Good decisions are based on good information and the  purpose of this  Information Event is to:

  • provide you with clear insights into the potential benefits of planned and effectively managed e-working and
  • provide you  with  increased awareness and understanding of the skills and tools which are required to effectively select and manage e-workers and remote teams.

Issues under consideration will include:

  • Identifying jobs which are suited to e-working
  • Identifying employees who are suited to e-working
  • Guidelines to home office requirements
  • Establishing an effective communications protocol
  • Keeping your  team motivated
  • Legal issues including risk assessment, health and safety issues and the e-work contract
  • Taxation Issues
  • Popular and proven e-work communication and IT platforms
  • Review and evaluation of the e-work implementation

The Event  will take place under the guidance of Riona Carroll www.workathome.ie

In addition to being a member of the Irish Government’s pioneering National Advisory Council on Teleworking and  the National e-Work Action Forum, Riona is uniquely experiences in assisting organisations to implement  e-work policy over many years.  Her clients include:

  • The National Health and Safety Authority
  • The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg)
  • Ordnance Survey Ireland
  • National Learning Network and
  • Southside Partnership Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

 

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