Employees working from home “keep operations going”
As the coronavirus pandemic leaves a trail of locked down cities and half-empty offices, work from home has become a necessity overnight. Following this, it’s quite natural for employees to overlook basic work etiquettes when they’re not in a brick and mortar office.
Like attending office daily, working from home also requires discipline, commitment, and responsibility. Since companies today are trusting their remote employees with tons of critical data, it is important to establish clear work from home policies to recreate a productive office-like environment at home. Policies that usually go unnoticed in an office become the building blocks of a successful remote work environment.
Here are 5 tech mistakes that employees can avoid when working from home-
1. Saving company work on personal accounts
Saving or downloading official work on your personal computer/account increases the risk of data breaches and insider threats. This can create significant loopholes in the company’s security framework, often leading to heavy financial costs.
2. Using unsecured network
When working remotely, home networks can fall prey to malware. Hackers can easily use an unsecured home network to gain access to office networks. Since companies have their own internal policies, they can raise restrictions on the use of personal devices (many companies provide their own devices and networking setups to the employees working remotely). These policies may even ask for the use of specific virtual private network VPN to protect user privacy.
3. Working in a cluttered space
Employees should always practice a clean desk policy when working from their “home office”. They should always lock their system when they are away from their computers. A clutter-free work environment not only makes you more productive but also prevents instances of snooping.
4. Sharing pictures of your screen
Sharing photos of your workstation can put important information at risk. Be it diaries, sticky notes or the computer screen, employees should avoid leaving passwords and important documents open in common sight.
5. Not keeping track of their productivity
It can be difficult for work from home employees to stay away from distractions, both online and offline. Unlike in an office setting, work from home employees can use their phones, browse the web or use their social media accounts. Without proper time tracking, employees can end up spending more time on unproductive tasks, which can lead to delayed deadlines and sub-par work performance.
Counter these pitfalls with Remotedesk:
These mistakes can, however, be rectified with technology. Remotedesk is a remote workforce management tool that continuously secures the identities of remote work-at-home agents, safeguards confidential information and delivers a Clean Desk Environment. Remotedesk’s elegant and simple AI technology securely monitors remote workers while providing clear transparency, accountability, work-at-home policy compliance and risk management for outsourcing initiatives.
Remotedesk integrates into remote work processes and plugs right into VPNs, VDIs, Extranets, etc. to streamline workflow.
Verify the identity of your workers with multi-factor biometric authentication upon entry, and facial recognition throughout. Detect illicit behavior by tracking web activity and keystrokes (i.e. copy/paste, print-screen, etc.), and monitoring their workspace.
Identify patterns of misconduct with flagged reports of compliance infractions detected by Remotedesk, complete with screenshot evidence & time-stamped video playback.
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