Remote Work

Remote work: One size doesn’t fit all

As more companies transition to remote work, it’s important to prepare employee accommodations and consider the long-term impact of remote-first culture.

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3 tips to help you find a mentor in the hybrid workplace

Finding a mentor can take a bit more legwork in a hybrid/remote work environment. Here are 3 tips to help you get started.

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Hybrid, work from home or full-time in office?

Employee expectations on how and where they want to work have changed dramatically – here are 3 tips on ways to embrace change and evolve.

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TorchLight Poll: Manager flexibility during the pandemic

Remote work during the pandemic has blurred the boundaries between our professional and personal lives, making it harder than ever to maintain a good work-life balance. Family obligations, health issues, online schooling and a host of other issues present challenges to employees which often necessitate more flexibility than usual from managers. We’re interested in learning […]

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How long do you expect to work from home?

Due the pandemic, a large percentage of the workforce is now fully remote. Depending on health and safety guidelines, many organizations will eventually ask their remote workers to return to the office. Company timelines for going back to the office vary–and are constantly shifting. Several months ago, many employees expected to go back to the […]

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Remote work and productivity: How productive are you now?

This past June, TorchLight conducted a Remote Work Survey focused on various aspects of working at home during the pandemic. During the first three months of COVID-19 (March-May), respondents were surprised by how much they enjoy working remotely, as well as thelevel of productivity they were able to achieve with home as their base. The […]

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Employee retention: The role of flexible schedules and remote work
By Stephanie Ranno

Last week, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released data that the number of employees who voluntarily quit their jobs in July was 344,000 totaling nearly 3M workers since the pandemic hit.

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Remote team setup part 3: The role of trust

Probably the most important aspect of remote work is trust. It’s important to trust your employees to get the job done until proven otherwise, so remote work can be difficult for those used to being a micromanager or even those who aren’t! If you have tendencies to overmanage, think about what you’ll do to show […]

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Remote team setup part 2: Keeping your remote team connected

Keeping your employees connected is a key part of remote team setup. Since you won’t see each other every day, you can set up regular team check-ins to stay on the same page and monitor progress. On top of the many individual conversations that will need to occur over phone, video or email, consider scheduling […]

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What does remote work mean? The basics you need to know

With the global pandemic that has erupted in the year 2020, millions of Americans and people around the globe have been let go from their jobs. The more fortunate bunch were able to remain at their positions with many having no choice but to transfer to online working, in order to minimize contact risk at […]

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