Employee Liability: Tips for Working from Home
As a recruiter, there may be times you get to work from home. There may also be times where your client allows their candidates to work from home. While this degree of flexibility is awesome, the direction you’d otherwise receive from supervisors and co-workers is no longer there. This means that your time management and self-discipline skills need to be top notch.
Here are some tips on just how you can practice self-discipline while working from home:
- Set your working hours for the day and inform family and friends. Consider having a sign displaying your working hours on your home office door.
- Prioritize your activities for each day and set aside a specific time for doing particular tasks, such as checking your email inbox or opening mail.
- Don’t allow unexpected interruptions to cause you to lose focus.
- Dress in office attire even if you’re at home. This will help you to feel more like you are working rather than relaxing at home.
- Assess your own performance on your work. Be honest with yourself; if there is room for improvements, you need to develop strategies to improve your work.
- Consolidate all outdoor activities such as appointments and errands to be carried out in a specific morning or afternoon.
- Before making a phone call, plan what you are going to discuss.
- Schedule time off from your work on a regular basis. While you may only be on a temporary assignment or only work from home on occasion, it’s still important to recognize when you need a break for your own health and wellbeing.
If your candidates have a work-from-home assignment, it’s important that they be aware of the consequences of not remaining focused and self-disciplined. Working on their time-management skills will help them be successful with any type of position they have.
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