Managing Remote Workers

Due to COVID-19, remote workers now make up a majority of the U.S. workforce. Both hiring managers and employees have rapidly adopted to this new normal, along with its benefits and challenges. As many of you have experienced, managing remote workers effectively requires some changes and adjustments to your approach.

As a fully remote team since our founding, we’ve identified a number of important ways you can effectively set up, manage and support your remote employees. Read on for tips to help you be a more effective remote team manager.

P.S. We’re always looking for new ways to support hiring managers so if there are any other topics that would be helpful, please email us at

Managing remote workers

> Navigating remote work during the pandemic

Learn compelling (and even surprising!) insights on productivity, communication, work-life balance and more from TorchLight’s 2020 study on remote work during COVID-19. Download here

> Remote team setup part 1: Tools and technology

In this first installment of our 3-part series on remote work setup, TorchLight’s Chief Culture Officer, Julie Lowe, recommends tools and technology to help set up your team for success. Read more

> Remote team setup part 2: Keeping your team connected

Keeping remote workers connected is fundamental to successful team performance. Part 2 of our series on remote work setup covers ways to keep teamwork and rapport going despite the distance. Read more

> Remote team setup part 3: The role of trust

Trust is fundamental to successfully managing remote workers. Discover ways to support your employees and stay informed of their progress in part 3 of our remote work series. Read more

> How to hire remote workers

How to hire remote workers (and hiring them remotely!) is actually not that different from your usual process. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Read more

> What remote work means to our team

TorchLight’s fully remote team shares what remote work means to them and how it benefits their professional and personal lives. Read more