Keeping our employees and partners safe during #coronavirus
Our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees, and we also have a responsibility to support our communities, those who are vulnerable, and the healthcare providers who are on the front lines of this pandemic.
To continue this push, we are moving beyond our earlier guidance of “strongly encouraging work from home” provided on March 23 and have now informed all employees globally they must work from home.
We understand this is an unprecedented step, but these are unprecedented times. And we will continue to do all that we can to support.
Resource guides to make the work-from-home transition easier:
Working from home can be a challenging transition, so we’ve provided a variety of resource guides to help our employees continue to get the job done. We’re listing them here as well because at times like this, sharing insights and learning is so important.
We’re all in this together and we want to help others make their transitions to working outside of their offices easier.
Working From Home Best Practices:
We have shared the factors to consider to make sure agilians are ready to be productive and healthy. Some factors include workspace, communication, self-care, and logging hours. Overall, working from home doesn’t change your day-to-day work, it just means you’ll be doing it from a different environment.
Managing a Distributed Team:
Being a People manager means providing a consistent and positive employee experience for everyone on your team, regardless of location. This manager resource guide highlights the three key pillars of management: Strategy, Growth and Care. So what changes when your team is fully distributed? The good news—not much! These pillars still apply whether you manage a distributed or co-located team.
Virtual Interview Guide:
All interviews at agileHorde Technologies will be done via video conferencing on Skype. A completely virtual interview has its benefits. It is ideal for introducing candidates to remote work cultures, and it is a great opportunity for candidates who will work remotely to get a sense for the experience of interacting with other team members remotely. While this Virtual Interview Guide is not a holistic Interview Guide, it instead focuses on the aspects of interviewing candidates remotely that differ from interviewing candidates in-person.
We have also shared guides for working across time zones, utilizing collaboration tools to stay connected, and ergonomic tips for working from home and on-the-go.
We’ll continue sharing information as we navigate these changes. It’s all in dedication to keeping our agilians and everyone around us healthy. We’re all in this together!
Encouraging employees to work from home (Monday, March 23)
In addition to the travel, event and visitor restrictions that we previously shared, today we provided additional guidance as we look to protect the health and safety of our workforce. Beginning today, we are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able. Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 for us – and the world around us. We are operating out of an abundance of caution and the utmost dedication to keeping our employees healthy.
We are working to make sure internal meetings, all hands, and other important tasks are optimized for remote participation. While this is a big change for us, we have already been moving towards a more distributed workforce that’s increasingly remote. We’re a global service and we’re committed to enabling anyone, anywhere to work at agileHorde Technologies.
We also have the responsibility of ensuring that the health and safety of our employees and partners is not compromised. We have continued to monitor the situation closely and are adjusting our internal policies to respond to this rapidly-evolving situation. On March 23, we informed our people and started notifying partners that we are suspending all non-critical business travel and events.
This policy is effective immediately and will continue until the World Health Organization or Centers for Disease Control deem it appropriate to step back from pandemic precautionary measures or when a vaccine becomes available.
Our goal is to reduce the risk that anyone at agileHorde Technologies might contract or inadvertently spread the virus. It is important that we take these proactive steps to protect ourselves and others and minimize the spread of COVID-19.
There are enormous transnational efforts underway to tackle this virus. As a global company with a global workforce, we want to do what we can to help the success of these multi-stakeholder containment efforts. Temporarily suspending travel is an immediate and important step.
We want to thank our people, partners and customers for their patience and understanding.