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Building a remote team during the pandemic: Software tools & tips

Building a remote team during the pandemic: Software tools & tips

In wake of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are being forced to transition to a fully remote workforce and there’s value in having an established framework setup that’s optimized for working from home.


But aside from making your employees happier, and making instances like a global pandemic easier, how does your company benefit from remote work?


Remote Work ROI: 

We’ve found that the major benefits of allowing employees to work remotely include:

  • Reduced overhead costs
  • Higher rates of employee retention
  • Increased employee productivity
  • Access to a larger talent pool
  • Higher employee morale

Clearly, there are a lot of benefits when it comes to leveraging a remote workforce. But how do you go about implementing one?


Choose the Right Technology

We’ve found that the technology you need to help make your remote worker’s daily lives easier and more productive fall into these categories:

  • Video conference/meetings
  • Virtual collaboration
  • Communication
  • Project Management

We’ve compiled a list of different platforms for each category, as well as links to where you can learn more about them, for you to check out below.


>> Video Conferencing/Meetings 

  1. Google Hangouts
  2. Skype
  3. Zoom


>> Virtual Collaboration 

  1. Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Drive
  2. Dropbox
  3. Box

>> Communication 

  1. Slack
  2. Google Hangouts
  3. Zoho Connect


>> Project Management

  1. Asana
  2. Trello
  3. Basecamp


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