How to Survive Lockdown #2 05/11/2020

Top Tips for Surviving Lockdown #2: How to recruit and manage remotely, stay healthy and be productive

Yes, we’re back in lockdown for the second time (Lockdown #2).

For many of us, lockdown has transformed the way that we work, providing increased benefits such as flexibility and working remotely. As a result, this has had a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. 

Some employers and managers have definitely experienced some challenges whilst recruiting into, onboarding and managing their teams in the new remote set-up. Others, such as fully remote organisations, who have already become accustomed to this way of working, have been a great assets at this time. Below, they share their knowledge and learnings in this area.

With restaurants and gyms closing once again, it’s important that you stay fit and healthy by eating ‘good’ food and exercising regularly. Scroll down for some cookery classes and fitness tips from some of our favourite Corecom Consultants to help you do just that.

Have days at home where you feel unproductive? Could you manage your time better? Then take a look at the tips and techniques below.

Interviewing, onboarding and maintaining your culture remotely

Remote interviewing

We focused on video interviews and here’s how to make sure you can set up a robust end-to-end remote interview process.

Remote onboarding

How do we make sure we can keep our companies growing by onboarding new starters while working remotely? How can we make sure we are creating a welcoming culture, passing on all the key knowledge a new starter needs and remain productive? Click here to find out how.

Here’s are some pointers from Andy Norton from FOOTASYLUM and Mark Swarbrick from Bink about remotely on boarding new starters:

Starting a new role?

With quite a few candidates starting new roles over the next few weeks here’s our guide to successfully onboarding yourself from home in the first 30 days of a new job.

Effectively managing remote tech teams

Royd Brayshay, Director at NewRedo and Riccardo Cocetta, Director of Engineering @Auth0 have provided some useful advice on effectively managing remote tech teams. Click here to find out what they recommend

How to cultivate your virtual culture

If you have a strong culture built on relationships formed back in your office environment, how can you make sure the same camaraderie is sustained and even developed with everyone working from home again? Here’s a few hints and tips of how to cultivate your virtual culture

Health and Wellbeing

It’s getting cold, but keep moving

Yoga has been found to:

  • Lower stress and improve your mood
  • Increases your flexibility
  • Improves your muscle tone, strength and posture
  • Benefits breathing and lowers blood pressure
  • Helps you lose weight

Give it a try with our instructional video:

Did you know that our beloved Daniel Butterfield used to be a personal trainer and bodybuilder?! We asked Danny to take us through seven exercises to keep you fit during Lockdown #2. Click here to get a sweat on with Danny Butterfield

Have a deck of cards to hand? Here’s another simple and effective workout to keep you active.

Working up an appetite?

Our Corecom Consultants have been busy in the kitchen, cooking their favourite recipes. 

Click here to see Danny Butterfield cooking up a Vegan Pad Thai storm

Click here to watch Sam Hameed prepare Harissa Lamb with a Pomegranate Cous Cous Salad

Productivity and time management

Finding it difficult to switch off when working from home?

Then try the Pomodoro Technique, which is proven to:

  • be more productive
  • help with your work/life balance 
  • makes switching on and off from work mode easier

Click here to read more about it and how to start implementing it into your life

How to plan your day

Using a Day Plan (especially right now when the majority of us are working from home) can be really valuable for helping you to manage your time, improve your productivity, stay motivated and reduce your stress levels. 

Click here to find out how to best plan your day and to download our free template to get you started straight away

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