The spread of the coronavirus has impacted every aspect of people's daily lives, especially in business. In a state, where all government bodies have protective protocols and emergency work modes, companies must be able to quickly react to such situations to ensure the continuation of work. This is done using remote work in order to ensure the health safety of all their employees, as well as maintain the performance of business tasks.
Companies around the world have closed their offices and moved their employees to remote work from home to try to stem the outbreak of Covid-19.
To organize remote work from home in the proper way, it’s important to maintain a vibrant culture in a remote work environment and utilize the tools that are able to make remote work convenient for each team member.
Axon’s team manages all working processes and stores the data in the cloud, which allows us to move from the office to the remote work model that was easy for us.
We have collected the list of tools for remote work that will be useful for every business in these trying times. Work utilizing these programs has been tested by us using our personal perspective for years, so we can confidently recommend them to you.
These tools will tangibly simplify the work of your team not only when working remotely but in the normal mode too.
The first thing in remote work is communication. Our company utilizes Slack, the collaboration hub which provides every team member, information, and tools together to get things done. Slack has moved almost the entire working process from mail to messenger.
You can group teams in separate channels or get in touch with each other in private conversations. Only company employees will have access to their chats.
There are several pricing plans suited to companies of different sizes. Free access suggests access to:
- 10,000 of your team’s most recent messages
- 10 integrations with other apps like Google Drive, Office 365
- 1:1 voice and video calls between teammates.
2. Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts copes perfectly with the task of video communication during a remote work period. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Google has provided free access to the advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite customers globally.
- Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
- Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
- The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive
These features will be available at no additional cost to all customers until July 1, 2020.
The real ninja-tool for development teams, like ours. By utilizing this tool, developers can easily plan, track, and release great software by working both from office or from home.
The huge functionality of Jira enables us to create user stories and issues, plan sprints and distribute tasks across the whole software development team. When working with huge projects, every chapter is provided with a unique process to deliver great, qualitative software.
Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, Atlassian is currently offering its software development tools for free. The offer includes using the Jira software for teams smaller than 10 users.
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We work closely with our clients and their teams at every stage of the development process, by providing invaluable expertise and commitment to deliver solutions that meet your expectations.
Trello is another management tool from Atlassian, which brilliantly copes with the needs of our team in the remote work mode. It’s a free program that allows teams to organize their projects, prioritize current tasks in a flexible and rewarding way. Each of the projects has a specific board with Trello cards, where team members can add comments, attachments, as well as project due dates.
Last but not least is Axterior, a tool for the management of recruitment processes developed by our team. Axterior is a recruitment SaaS platform that allows companies and individuals to source, manage and hire best talent without expending time and effort in order to grow their talent pool, and improve their ROI on recruitment.
Here are the primary features of Axterior:
- Axterior’s CRM features provide easy management of every interaction with candidates.
- The well-structured database allows you to find relevant candidates in a few minutes by simply filtering selected criteria.
- A convenient UI provides quick navigation within the system’s functions. For example, uploading a candidates’ portfolio from LinkedIn instead of manual entry.
- Customized workflows that are created for your company’s processes, to help track every stage of hiring and stay up to date about the status of vacancies.