As remote work becomes more popular, internet bandwidth becomes increasingly important to an employee’s productivity. If you’re finding it difficult to be as productive at home as you are in the office despite having a strong and stable internet connection, it might be because you don’t have enough bandwidth. Here’s how much you need for […]
What’s the ideal internet bandwidth for remote working?
Top security tips for remote workers
Working from home is becoming popular, primarily because of the flexibility this setup offers. However, one of the biggest concerns for remote workers is how to stay safe and secure while working online. We’ll discuss some cybersecurity tips that can help you stay protected while working from home. Patch your software regularly Although installing software […]
5 Ways to motivate hybrid and remote employees in 2022
As businesses in Canada and the rest of North America continue to shift toward a more remote workforce, the need to find effective ways to motivate remote and hybrid employees becomes increasingly important. When a team is motivated, members work together to achieve a common goal, resulting in improved productivity, increased creativity, better communication, and higher morale.
The ideal internet bandwidth allocation for WFH staff
Internet access is one of the most important resources people need to be able to work from home. However, poor internet quality can lead to poor job performance and a dip in productivity. If you want to know how much internet bandwidth is needed for remote work, this guide can help. What is bandwidth? Bandwidth […]
Should businesses let employees work from home permanently after the pandemic?
Unlike in-person service businesses that relied on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to keep staff on their payrolls, businesses that could let employees work from home survived the early stages of Toronto’s lockdown without financial aid. Those that implemented remote work arrangements were able to sustain sufficient levels of productivity and income while still keeping employees out of harm’s way.
Best laptops for remote working in 2020
If you recently started working from home, you must have realized that it isn’t as easy as you thought it would be. Apart from setting up your home office and managing your time efficiently, a slow and outdated laptop should be the least of your worries. If you’re thinking of buying a new one, here’s […]
Secure Windows and Office for your work from home staff
Microsoft’s software offerings are filled with features that allow and even augment enterprise work from home (WFH) setups without sacrificing security. Here are some updates about the company’s applications, as well as other common third-party applications in the Windows and Office ecosystems, which will ensure data security when you’re working remotely. Before the pandemic broke […]
Remote working: Will it be the new norm?
Flexible work setups have often been the subject of debate — employees want the option to work away from the office at least some of the time, but many businesses value well-founded methods and processes. Will the world’s largest work from home experiment change that? Enforced flexibility A pandemic is one of the most socially, […]
Letting your staff work from home? Here’s the gear they’ll need
At the office, everything employees need to get work done is provided by the company. They have their PCs, standard keyboards, mice, and perhaps headsets if they do lots of calls. However, circumstances like community quarantines during viral outbreaks may force you to have staff work from their homes. Question is, what hardware must they […]
3 Ways VoIP can help organizations get through the COVID-19 pandemic
In this time of uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, communication is more important than ever. Organizations in all sectors are struggling to stay connected with their remote workforces, as well as clients and partners who need assistance. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony offers the perfect solution. Aside from ensuring good communication, VoIP […]