In Brief: A Roundup of Remote Working Resources

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 12 October 2020
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Issues covered: Remote working; Performance Appraisals; Coaching

Remote/home working and the pros and cons of this working arrangement have been much debated over the last few months.  As this arrangement looks set to continue for some time, this month’s In Brief article focuses on some resources and stories about issues arising with and getting the most out of remote/home working.

Coaching in a Remote World

Karl O’Connor, OCN Coaching Champions Ltd, has produced a series of recent articles on how coaching can be an effective tool to be employed during remote working to the benefit of both managers and employees.  Here are a few examples:

Coaching Has A New Relevance During Covid-19

How To Manage And Motivate Remotely: 7 Tips For Success

Create A Cycle Of Success To Ramp Up Performance

Performance Management in a Remote World - More Tips

Performance Appraisals – Tips and Advice

Still on the theme of performance issues, Caroline McEnery sets out some tips and advice for conducting the annual performance appraisal process with remote workers.

Remote Working and Compliance with Working-Time Rules

Jennifer O’Neill, Consultant with LK Shields, discusses the challenges faced by Employers in achieving compliance with the requirements of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 during remote working as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic and sets out some guidance on how to do so.

Remote Working – Q&A

Ciaran Ahern, Associate with A&L Goodbody's Employment Law Group, addresses a number of key questions regarding the practical and procedural issues in providing and facilitating remote working.

Remote Working and A Return to the Workplace – Issues for Employers

Deirdre Crowley, Partner, Eimear Boyle, Senior Associate and Denise Moran, Associate, address the tighter restrictions imposed in respect of remote working and explore what this means for employers in Ireland.  They also address the common queries arising for employers who are preparing for a return of their workforces.

Watching Out for Burnout

Mairead Regan, Clarendon Executive outlines some helpful strategies for watching out for and avoiding burnout  - the risk of which has undoubtedly increased as a result of remote working.

Annual Review of Employment Law 2020

In addition, a number of sessions at our Annual Review of Employment Law on the 24th and 25th November will focus on remote working, e.g.   

  • Regulating Home and Remote Working – Top Tips from a Leading Employment Lawyer (Speaker: Bláthnaid Evans, Partner, Leman Solicitors)
  • Remote Workplace Investigations and Disciplinary Hearings: Getting it Right (Speaker: Caroline McEnery, MD, The HR Suite and WRC Adjudication Officer)
  • Onboarding, Induction and Probation Assessment for New WFH Employees

eLearning Training Resource

Managing and Motivating Remote Workers in Ireland

The purpose of this course is to provide managers of remote workers with the tools to manage and motivate their team, optimise performance, and achieve organisational goals.

Click here to learn more

This article is correct at 12/10/2020
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