Remote working is something that many businesses across the world have all had to get used to doing, very quickly, with the covid-19 pandemic forcing a new way of life. While some forward-thinking businesses were ahead of the game and have been working remotely for years, for most of us, its a new way of working to become accustomed to. Luckily though, technology is there to support us every step of the way, with live streaming being accessible to any individual or business at the click of a button.
Here are just some of the valuable ways that live streaming can help businesses to adapt to remote working, stay in communication with employees and ensure effective working routines.
Video interviews and inductions
Although the pandemic is still occurring and has had a negative effect on many people’s livelihoods and businesses, others have found covid-19 to be an unexpected catalyst for their growth. Whether your business has seen a higher staff turnaround recently or you are growing and need to take more staff on board, remote video interviews are one clear way to utilise all that live streaming has to offer.
It may feel unnatural to conduct interviews via a live video connection, but actually, research has shown that candidates perform better from the comfort of their own homes and find it easier to share their expertise and act naturally. Businesses can even record the live interviews to watch again at a later date and look closely at the body language, vocabulary and personality of each candidate rather than having to analyse all this at the time and make a decision from memory.
What’s more, you can conduct multiple stages of interviews without having to spend money on travel or organise schedules, saving time and costs.
Once you’ve conducted your live video interviews, you can also carry out more casual inductions with the wider team to welcome your new staff and make them feel relaxed about starting their new position. This is a great chance for your new team member to ask questions, learn about the company structure and get to know other members of the team.
Zidivo offers a professional video streaming and hosting platform for businesses to enforce an effective remote working structure for their team. You can host virtual events, share live streams to offer staff training or host videos to offer motivating resources that your team can watch whenever suits their schedules. What’s more, you can try the software for free for 30 days.
Remote working can work wonders for some of your employees’ productivity levels, but the social creatures among us may find themselves lacking interaction and motivation. Use live videos to schedule in and host regular staff events online, whether its a quick ten-minute catch-up between departments or a long conference that encourages people to share their thoughts and feelings.
It’s easy to forget how important regular social interaction and team building is for our mental wellbeing, motivation and quality of work.
By hosting regular online events over live stream, you will find that over time your employees are far more willing to engage, offer feedback and share their opinions. Some may even find it easier to share their thoughts over a live video than they would in person. Use live video to your advantage to build the overall confidence and communication skills of your team by arranging Q&A sessions, debates, quizzes, and more to maintain your company culture even though your team aren’t all together in the office.
Another great way to use live video is to put time aside to acknowledge the hard work of your team. It’s easy when working from home or remotely for your staff to feel isolated and forget to communicate with the team regularly, which can leave people feeling unmotivated and undervalued in their roles.
By hosting live virtual events you can award your employees that have performed particularly well and acknowledge the hard work of each member of the team. This will leave the entire team feeling seen, valued and as one, rather than leaving your staff feeling like a one-man team sat working in their makeshift home office.