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Working from Home Successfully – Online Learning

This online learning will help improve the learners preparedness for working at home and help to ensure their role as an effective member of the workforce. With this e-learning course:

  • Create a comfortable, safe, and secure home working set up by selecting appropriate furniture and equipment
  • Apply good workstation practices at home to ensure ergonomic safety
  • Describe your responsibilities regarding information security when working from home, including data protection and safe handling of sensitive information
  • Implement practical ideas to ensure safety when working at home
  • Develop effective strategies for working with colleagues when not consistently in the same office environment, including regular communication and utilising collaboration tools
  • Establish guidelines for making online meetings successful
  • Appreciate the importance of personal wellbeing when working at home, recognising the need for breaks, exercise, and stress management
  • Adapt behaviours to suit the differences in the social element of work

Course Introduction

Working from home has become commonplace and this has thrown up new challenges for those more used to working in an office environment. There are several challenges that we face to ensure working from home is as effective and safe as office based work. This is important for hybrid workers and those who work from home more permanently.

Some of the key things to consider for those working from home are – personal wellbeing, health & safety, ergonomics, workspace setup, information security, teamworking, online meetings and finally, the social aspect of working at home.

This Working from Home Successfully e-learning course sets out to provide learners with all the skills and knowledge they need to work effectively in the home environment. The content will help ensure they have everything they need to support their safety and mental wellbeing, while helping them to remain a productive and valuable employee to the organisation.

Course Content

Module 1 – Introduction
  • Establish where much of our working practices originated and how they have changed over time
  • Identify some of the adjustments that employers must make with colleagues working from home.
Module 2 – Health and Safety
  • Explore an employer’s health and safety obligations to home workers
  • Review what they can do to record any online abuse
  • Identify signs which could point to a colleague suffering from work-related stress
  • Establish working practices to make sure their home environment is suitably safe.
Module 3 – Using Display Screen Equipment at Home
  • Set up your workstation in relation to:
  • seating
  • mouse and pointing devices
  • display screens
  • other equipment and furniture which is part of the workstation.
  • Set up your workstation using a checklist.
Module 4 – Information Security
  • Explore why information security is particularly important when working from home
  • Understand responsibilities with respect to information security at home
  • Identify key areas that should be considered when making information secure in a home working environment
  • Review areas where you may have been unaware of potential information security risks.​
Module 5 – Setting up your Workspace
  • Identify areas where they can improve their home working environment
  • Understand the importance of having a good chair
  • Review alternative ways of improving internet connections over Wi-Fi​
Module 6 – Working Together - Apart
  • Review some of the lessons we can learn from geese about teamwork
  • Explore the problems that can occur from using different messaging options and describe a solution
  • Understand how to make a video conference call more inclusive
  • Identify why expressing opinions as facts can be problematic
  • Establish how ‘I’ statements work
  • Examine a possible team building activity for a distributed team.
Module 7 – Online Meetings
  • Explore things that can make online meetings more successful including:
  • a clear agenda
  • participants taking on different roles
  • participants only attending meetings where they’re needed
  • taking steps to make them inclusive.
  • Review four tips for more effective online meetings.
Module 8 – Wellness and Wellbeing
  • Identify what is meant by the term wellness
  • Review the six dimensions of wellness
  • Understand how motivation can be maintained
  • Examine areas where the learner could develop to improve their wellness.​
Module 9 – Re-imagining the Social Element of Work
  • Explore some of the challenges people face in working towards a new normal
  • Review examples of:
  • replacing the social element of work online
  • new ways to replace social interaction away from work.
  • Establish why trust is important when socialising.
Module 10 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners​

Customisable

All content can be adapted and altered to suit your needs. Courses are white-label as standard, but can include logos and branding where required. We can also provide AI generated language translations on demand.

Updates

All content is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure technical accuracy, best practice and legal compliance for your learners. Updates are all automatically made to content.

Certification

Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.

Integration

Deliver e-learning courses via your own branded learning portal provided by us or upload our regularly updated courses to your own LMS if you would prefer.

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