Advice for Remote Workers During a Crisis

Is your employer allowing you to work remotely during this crisis? Or maybe you already worked remotely. Whichever the case, you may be having a difficult time focusing on your job with an expanding pandemic causing anxiety and stress. Working from home sounds great in theory, but with the global crisis, it is now a necessity. Working remotely definitely has its advantages: no commute, no dress code, no dry-cleaning bill, easier social distancing and self-isolation. However, you may find yourself distracted by a sink full of dirty dishes, kids running around the house, and the urge to disinfect every surface of your house including all doorknobs, draw pulls and light switches. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re having difficulty focusing, it’s human nature. This is a very stressful time and so our minds occasionally wander, and our OCD tendencies kick in when we feel out of control.

Advice for Remote Workers:

  • Wake up at the same time as if you were going into the office. Try to keep the same schedule you would normally work.
  • Shower and Get Dressed. This may seem like a no-brainer, but if you don’t set some routines, it’s an easy habit to neglect. You’ll feel so much better if you do this.
  • Set working hours. If you normally work 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, do the same while working remotely. Take a lunch away from your work area.
  • Get up every 50-60 minutes. Sitting all day can be bad for your health. Do some stretching. Walk up and down stairs if you have a staircase in your house. Go outside and breath in the fresh air.
  • Don’t turn on the television. Instead, turn on some music.
  • Use technology to communicate. This is especially important during this time of crisis. Meeting App, Screen Sharing, and Video Conferencing with your co-workers and clients is a great way to stay in touch, and it helps with social isolation.
  • Set small goals and tasks for every 4-hour block. Setting achievable goals can motivate you and help you stay focused.

Even though our offices are closed during this time, our staff members are all working remotely. ClearPath cares about its employees and our clients. We treat your temporary employees as if they are our own, and will always go the extra mile. ClearPath can help you design a solution pertaining to your contingent workers. We can help relieve this burden by outsourcing your back-office Human Resources and Payroll functions to our Employer of Record service. Contact us to learn more about how our expert personalized service can let you get back to focusing on your business goals. Work with a leader in the industry for outsourced Human Resources and Payroll functions associated with W-2 and 1099 contingent workers. Let ClearPath be the path to your peace of mind. For other questions about assessing your workforce or conducting a review of your current hiring processes, the ClearPath team can assist you.