4 Productivity Apps for Remote Working (and They're Free!)
Editor’s note: ArcLab works alongside HR Tech platforms to help businesses better manage workforces, improve staff performance to achieve more for the business, and digitally transform for the future.
We’re glad to share this guest article from the Talenox team. Talenox is an intuitive and fuss-free Payroll and Absence Management solution for small businesses.
Love it or hate it, remote working is here to stay for 2021 and the foreseeable future. If you’re working in a team to keep the business running, you need to ensure that your team is well-equipped to manoeuvre a remote work setting for the long haul.
At Talenox, we’ve always had the option to work from home. And we know for a fact that it is possible to keep productivity up and business running just as smoothly in a remote work setting. After all, you just need the right productivity apps that harness automation.
Here are our favourite productivity apps for working from home — namely remote communication, project management and human resource management.
1) For Remote Commuication: Slack
Slack is one of the most popular apps for remote communication and millions use it every day. We love it because it provides a single place for teams to share messages, tools and files as well as stay up to date. Aside from streamlining all working communication and contacts, Slack allows you to also create specific channels for certain projects which you can chat in publicly, within groups or in private.
With an instant messenger approach to communication, everyone can be contactable anywhere and anytime. Take for instance, Fox Sports’ use of the Slack app. From covering the FIFA World Cup across continents to organizing day-to-day communication, Fox Sports use Slack channels to keep on track. After all, the Slack channels allowed every producer to share crucial real-time coverage of the FIFA World Cup™, from highlights and notable celebrity tweets to videos of fans celebrating across the globe.
2) For Project Management: Basecamp
While Slack is great for instant messaging, Basecamp is the asynchronous communication hub that organises discussions way better than emails. For Talenox, Basecamp is our one-stop-shop for remote teams to discuss campaigns, link important company docs, as well as assign to-do tasks to different teams or individuals.
With everyone working remotely amid COVID-19, it’s easy to keep track of our projects’ progress on Basecamp. After all, the project management tool helps us break work into separate projects. Moreover, each project contains everything related to the task.
3) For Human Resource Management: Talenox
At the core of every organisation’s business ethic, paying employees on time is non-negotiable — regardless of the circumstances. Hence, it is important to ensure your payroll processes can execute on time and accurately regardless of any unplanned interruptions, even amid COVID-19.
It’s possible with an HR payroll software that helps you:
- Make payment flexibly throughout the month;
- Manage leave with ease; and
- View and edit their employee information quickly and easily from a central location/dashboard
With Talenox as our HR payroll software product, we are glad that we can help thousands of companies reduce direct human interaction for these HR processes. After all, it is important that companies can still manage their HR tasks with ease during this difficult period.
From Payroll to Profile to Leave. Find out if Talenox works for you.
4) For Employee Upskilling: ArcLab
Constant learning and upskilling is an important process that helps keep everyone within the company relevant in the industry and the workforce. The best way to help employees upskill in a dynamic, accelerated digital era is to help them become more effective and efficient learners.
Thankfully, there are nano learning platforms like ArcLab to help you with just that, by ensuring your learning modules for employees are:
- Engaging to employees with the use of visuals and rich media; like infographics, stock photos, YouTube videos, training videos and more.
- Accompanied with Extensive Assessment Templates to help you understand each learners’ understanding of your learning modules.
- Able to automatically accredit your learners for attaining proficiency in the modules they take.
This way, your employees can upskill and even improve their work performance easily!
(ArcLab Basic is free for everyone)
4 Productivity Apps for Working From Home is a guest article written by the Talenox team