August 18th, 2020 by admin
Businesses have been forced to adapt to the coronavirus by moving their workforce to remote offices. Moving to a remote workforce can be challenging, regardless of the circumstances, but doing it in a rush can create problems for your business. Your employees may not have the tools they need to be efficient, or their internet connection may not be ideal for running certain processes. ATS understands these challenges, and we have been assisting our customers with the transition to remote work.
We use a checklist to ensure that your business has everything it needs to support your remote employees. It is a seven-step process that checks how your remote employees' workflow process is set up.
We begin by performing a network security assessment at each remote location. Cybersecurity has become increasingly important with employees working from home. Employees may not be using computers provided by work, and that creates vulnerabilities in your network. After our network assessment, we will be aware of any vulnerabilities, and we will create a plan to address these issues.
We will assess each remote employees' bandwidth speeds. This process will allow us to see if your remote workforce can perform work-related tasks efficiently and quickly. If an internet connection is inadequate, we will work with you to find the best solution to speed up your employees' bandwidth speeds.
With the information provided by step one, we will install any necessary cybersecurity software. From antivirus and anti-malware to DNS-level protection and filtering, we will ensure that your employees have the latest cybersecurity protection.
The next step is ensuring that your remote employees have all of the devices and hardware they need to complete work-related tasks. From having the proper operating system to a camera, your employees will get all of the hardware they need to do their job effectively.
The next step is ensuring that your business has the correct phone service to support high-quality communication. We can use a cloud-based service that will support your remote workforce, and then we will assess whether your employees need a hard phone or softphone.
How are your employees going to collaborate while they are working from home? We will provide a video conferencing solution to ensure they can collaborate effectively. Video conferencing offers numerous benefits to a remote workforce by supporting screen-share and providing the ability to hold meetings. Information can be conveyed much more efficiently via video conferencing as opposed to email to phone conversations.
The final step is providing any extra devices your remote workforce may need, from printers to scanners. Having these devices at home will allow your employees to take care of all work-related tasks without needing to go into the office.
The key to successfully deploying a remote workforce is ensuring that your employees have all of the tools and applications necessary to be efficient and productive. Our seven-step process will ensure that your remote workforce is properly set up, and your business can be as efficient and productive as it was in the office. Contact ATS today to get your remote workforce set up, so your business can continue to thrive.