As the majority of us are now home working once again, are you confident that your staff are supported and productive when working from home? We’ve put together this working from home toolkit to help.

Are your staff set up properly?

Use our free homeworking Homeworking-risk-assessment-template-.pdf (327 downloads) to make sure that their environment is conducive to homeworking. You can also read our post on setting up your team from tools to use to working hours.

Get your paperwork in order

If you’re going to be using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexibly furloughing staff then you will also need to get this agreement in writing. This will need to be bespoked to your business so get in touch if you would like a copy.

Ask for feedback

It’s important to understand and learn from what worked and what didn’t during the previous lockdown. Was the team communicating effectively? Were staff able to work collaboratively? Did they feel supported? Now would be a good time to send out a brief staff survey to help you shape the coming months.

Download the Staff-survey-questionnaire-template.docx (54 downloads) .

Support employee mental health

This is a difficult time for many people, and looking after your staff’s wellbeing is more important than ever. Many employees will find this second lockdown hard and may be unsettled to work from home once more. We’ve put together a Finance-help-guide.pdf (50 downloads) and a Wellbeing-resources-guide.pdf (51 downloads) for you to download.

You may also like to read our guide to looking after your staff wellbeing.

Keep your staff motivated

Remote working can feel isolating and it can therefore be a challenge to stay motivated. We’ve put together a free guide with some tips on how to keep the team focused.

Download this post as a Working from home ticklist (49 downloads) You may also want to read our advice about how to manage your remote team.   

Read more: how to prepare to return to work after a lockdown.