Remote Workers and Telecommuting Practices for Nonprofits

With stay-at-home demands and the temporary closure of non-essential workplaces, it’s unsurprising that the nonprofit community has had to adapt to remote working quickly. While flexibility is one of the most important determinants of employee satisfaction, you may have already incorporated telecommuting into the workplace. Virtual offices are being more and more popular, especially when nonprofits need to spend every penny incredibly wisely.

 

To help operate your nonprofit remotely during this time, read on for a few practice pointers.

 

  • Invest in new technology to adequately support employees who are telecommuting so that they have the same tools and access to the same information as if they were in the office.
  • Not being in the office for a long period of time can be isolating for remote workers. Try to find ways for regular check-ins with colleagues who work remotely. Implement video calls to connect everyone who is working at home.
  • Ensure that all remote workers know their responsibilities and duties so that everyone knows the expectations.
  • Set expectations about working hours, but be mindful that hours should continue to be flexible to keep in line with their changing needs.
  • Be sure to let your insurance carrier know that there are remote workers so that they can walk you through any risks that require adjustments to insurance policies.

 

These tips can help your nonprofit when working remotely. Working from home doesn’t mean you work less or less effectively. When looking to protect your nonprofit, contact the experts at Colorado Nonprofit Insurance Agency, part of HUB International in Denver, Colorado at 303-894-0298.