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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 Creating a Productive Workspace
- 2 Structure
- 3 Communication
When it comes to setting up a productive workspace, there isn’t a precise method that works for everyone. But there are some things you can do to help maximise your productivity and remain focussed throughout the day. We’ll consider some of these as we move through this section.
With your workspace set up and ready to go, the next step is to create some structure. In this section, we will look at how to plan your working day, prioritising tasks, physical, mental and social boundaries, and how to manage distractions.
Possibly the most difficult challenge for any remote worker is adapting to a new way of communicating with their co-workers. By utilising technology such as video calls and collaborative software, people can stay connected and projects and workflows can continue running just as smoothly.
About this course
This Effective Remote Working training course covers guidance and tips on how to manage time effectively, set boundaries and identify your most productive times of the day.
It provides an overview of the importance of creating structure to your working day and creating a productive workspace. These include a basic understanding of DSE, manual handling and even employee mental health.
Being a remote worker doesn’t mean you are detached from the office, as there are a range of communication methods that ensure you can be reached and be heard. The skills you will learn in this course will help you as a remote worker carry out your role safely and effectively at home or from any alternative locations from the office.
Happy and productive employees will achieve greater job satisfaction so providing the tools to work effectively from home is vital.
Take a look at our Managing a Remote Team White Paper that works perfectly in conjunction with this course!
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Effective Remote Working Training certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Effective Remote Working Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate.
In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Effective Remote Working Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
156 real user reviews
Some useful points but rather wordy
I was a bit surprised that the course felt the need to explain how to set out one's time when working remotely - do you expect that someone tells workers in the office what to do all day and when to do it? That isn't my experience! There are some useful ideas in this course but it's over long, in my opinion.
This course needs to be rewritten and update taking into account COVID-19. Most people are only working from home because of this and you can't "go out for lunch", meet up with friends etc.
good short course
good and concise short course on working remotely from home.
clear and easy to follow
The training covers the important aspects of effective remote working, including creating work/life boundaries and touches on isolation and loneliness for the remote worker.
Reasonable information well presented
Reasonable information well presented.
Useful and practical
Course was useful and practical. I am setting up a home office currently so will be very useful. Some useful tips on Structuring work, day, milestones. I'd like a bit of advice on how to handle situations where demands from the business overstretch your team with either too much work or unrealistic deadlines. I think that we have seen that a lot of that in IT and the results can be detrimental to the business. Noted that it is getting better but still a large business reliant on a small team - Overall - good course.
good to have a overview and useful tips
Enable me to think how I can improve my remote working
Easily digestable course.
Good, clearly understandable course. Didn't like Slide 13, productivity being mentioned before well being and mental health. Wrong emphasis.
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that “It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare at work of all his employees”. It is important to understand that a business is responsible for the health and safety of its employees whether they are office or home-based.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations requires an employer to carry out risk assessments regardless of the place of work. It is the employer who must identify and control these risks.
Employees want a good work-life balance and remote working can help them achieve this more easily.
Avoiding the daily commute or having the ability to pick the kids up from school are some of the reasons employees seek more flexible working.
There are benefits for employers too for offering remote working opportunities, including increased productivity, reduced absenteeism and more engaged staff.
Part of achieving these advantages is by providing your staff with the tools to be productive and communicate effectively. That’s why our Effective Remote Working Training is a must for any business with remote workers, when the main office is not their base.
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