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How to Effectively Manage Remote Employees and Teams

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on September 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 24, 2020 at 10:00 am


Program Overview

As a  response to the uncertainties presented by Covid-19, many companies have asked their employees to work remotely. For most companies, these new work-from-home policies leave many employees and their supervisors working out of the office and separated from each other for the first time. Given the rapidly changing circumstances and unpredictability brought about by the current situation, a lot of employers did not have sufficient time to prepare and establish clear remote-work policies and training in advance. This change creates a new set of challenges for managers to support and stay connected with their newly remote workforce. This training program aims to help manage remote employees through research-based techniques and best practices to ensure the engagement and productivity of remote employees and teams.

Program Objectives

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the common challenges of remote work and address them accordingly
  • Be able to manage, support, and encourage remote employees and teams
  • Properly draft a remote work policy for the company
  • Create communication plans and technology options for remote employees
  • Maintain productivity and wellness of the remote employees

 Program Outline

This session will be discussing the following topics:

1) Research and Case Studies on the Effectivity of Working Remotely

  • Advantages of flexible working arrangements
  • How remote work affects employee productivity
  • Things to consider when doing remote work

2) Common Challenges of Remote Work

  • Lack of face-to-face supervision
  • Lack of access to information
  • Social Isolation
  • Distractions at home
  • Working too much

3) How Managers and Supervisors Can Support Remote Employees

  • Structured daily check-ins
  • Different communication technology options
  • Establishing rules of engagement
  • Opportunities for remote social interactions
  • Offering encouragement and emotional support

4) How to Successfully Transition to a Temporary Remote Workforce

  • Establishing the remote leadership team
  • Setting up formal (and informal) communication plan
  • Creating your tool stack
  • Driving cultural change

5) Creating a Company Policy for Remote Work

  • Remote work policy checklist
  • Remote work policy content and categories
  • Sample remote work playbook

6) Considerations for Hiring Remote Workers

  • How to interview remote workers
  • Five qualities to seek in a remote worker
  • Hiring and interviewing strategies
  • Onboarding newly hired remote workers

7) Best Practices in Transitioning to a Remote Workplace

  • Leadership buy-in and example
  • Transparency and communication in the organization
  • Work designation and delegation
  • Creating a handbook to live by
  • Addressing employee performance
  • Differentiating channels of communication
  • Prioritizing morale: recognizing remote employees
  • Conducting effective virtual meetings
  • Best practices from companies practicing remote work

Resource Speaker

Mr. Ralph Ivan Gutierrez is the former Human Resources Director, Quality Management Department Head, & Support Services Group Head of Ditus Sapienta Holdings, Inc. and also a part-time faculty member at the De La Salle College of St. Benilde School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management.

He is also a human resources development consultant of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines, where he runs management and employee development programs for ECOP member companies.

He obtained a Masters Degree in Industrial and Employment Relations at the University of Turin in Italy and a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology both from the Ateneo de Manila University.

He also completed 2 short courses program on Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management and Management Training Program by the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships, in Tokyo, Japan. 

He was also granted a full scholarship by Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Polytechnic International in their Innovation and Enterprise Leadership Programme at Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore.


September 15, 17, and 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 nn via Zoom and ECOP eCampus

 Registration fees

Regular Price/Non-member Rate: Php 3,000
ECOP Member-Rate: Php 2,000

All ECOP members are entitled to a member-rate discount using a coupon code. To get a code, kindly contact our Training Department at ecoptnd@gmail.com.

For a detailed and step-by-step registration guide, click this link: bit.ly/ecophowtoregister

You may get in touch with the following contact details for inquiries:

ECOP Training and Development: ecoptnd@gmail.com
ECOP Ecampus: ecampus@ecop.org.ph


September 15
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


via ZOOM


ECOP Training


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