We are how many weeks into quarantine now, eight? Everyone is working remotely and there isn’t a clear indication of when we’ll be able to return to work. Since this recent shift to remote work, it only makes sense for you to have a remote workforce management software.
It helps managers like yourself keeping managing your team effectively and efficiently. It also helps the executives in your company understand how they can keep business flowing and where changes might need to be made.
While there is plenty of software out there, we recommend programs like TableAir or Resource Central. They help you manage and keep track of your remote workforce, as well as give your employees the tools they need to manage themselves appropriately, while working from home.
With that said, here are the reasons why your organization needs a remote workforce management software. Especially right now:
- It makes online meetings and video conferencing centralized and way easier
Running to someone’s desk and asking them to join a call was super easy when everyone was in the office, however when everyone is now remote working, it’s much more difficult. By having a software that helps organize and keep track of everyone’s hours and provides a video conferencing option, it makes scheduling things a lot easier. A few great options for the this are Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet.
- It will ease the transition when folks come back to work
Having a remote workforce management software in place when folks are heading back to work will make the transition easier. And, if you’re careful and have social and physical distancing rules in place, folks will also feel much safer going back to work. We’re predicting remote working will become the norm after the pandemic is over. So, you’re going to want to have the policies and management software in place well before, so it’ll be easy for your employees to transition to being in the office part-time and working from home part-time. Having software like Resource Central to help employees book hot desks and meeting rooms when they are in the office will help your office run much more efficiently. Even better, software like TableAir can be programmed to ensure folks sit at desks that are at least 6 ft apart. That’s a double whammy. Increased efficiency and protecting your employees, who doesn’t want that?
- It makes everything more organized, saving you time to focus on other things.
When you’re trying to manage a remote team as well as prepare a transition back into the office, you have a lot on your plate right? Using these types of tools to help keep you organized are going to be a crucial step in working efficiently. They will save you time so you can focus on actually doing your job, rather than putting out fires.
Whether you’re looking for a remote workforce management software as a right now solution, or as a long term tool, it’s a great idea and we’re happy to help you find the one that works best for you and your team.