As the majority of us are now home working once again, many employers may not have had enough time to prepare staff to properly get set up. We’ve put together this working from home toolkit to make sure your staff are supported.

Are your staff set up properly?

Use our free homeworking Homeworking-risk-assessment-template-.pdf (165 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 (12 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 (10 downloads) and a Wellbeing-resources-guide.pdf (12 downloads) for you to download.

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.

Plan ahead for Christmas

As we face an uncertain Christmas it’s a good idea to plan your staff activity now. This will also give employees something to look forward to. We’ve put together some of the best ‘alternative Christmas’ ideas we’ve come across in this guide.

Download this post as a Working-from-home-ticklist.pdf (12 downloads) You may also want to read our advice about how to manage your remote team.