Return to Work Strategies

Return to Work Strategies

Editor's Note - Every business and organization that we are in contact work are strategizing how best to have their employees return to work.  Everything from 100% in-person to full remote to some kind of hybrid are in play.  And as has been the "norm" for the last 18 months, NOTHING is staying the same.  This article talks about the basics of return to work with the key being staying flexible.

Smart business leaders take time to plan successful return to work strategies. They know many employees don’t want to come back, either out of caution or because they’re just plain loving their new freedom.

For the smoothest “back-to-office after work-from-home” transition, communication is everything. Do your due diligence on the ever-changing COVID-19 laws and guidelines, and make sure to familiarize yourself with some common return-to-work setups that can ease the change for your most valuable assets: your employees.

This article provides strategies for SMBs going back to the office after working remotely during the pandemic. As you get ready to bring your employees back to the office, keep these things in mind:

  • Assess your workforce

  • Future-proof your office
  • Support hygiene and distancing as you move forward


Computing Center Office Administrator Position

 The Computing Center is looking for a motivated individual to maintain our online store presences, track and manage online information, assist with accounts payable data entry, and as a customer service representative. This is a very active and diverse position with many aspects to it.


The skills we’re looking for:

  • Great presence in-person, on the phone, and electronically.
  • Meticulous and exacting relative to following procedures and while doing data entry.
  • Internet savvy - The ability to effectively handle several online sales systems.
  • Microsoft Excel skills with the ability to manipulate spreadsheets per procedures.
  • Ability to accurately handle inventory and assist with product shipments and customer returns.


Myths about Charging Your Cellphone

Some of you may have heard the notion about charging smartphones such as only charging when the cellphone battery is empty or never charging the cellphone overnight. No one knows who started that opinion or assumption, but many people end up believing it.

Some of them are not true or just urban myths or misunderstandings.


Where's Your Data?

Editor's Note - We are often surprised when we ask clients new to The Computing Center where their data is stored.  Many times, they don't know. This article from the FTC focuses on the basics of data storage, especially since your data may have been scattered during the pandemic with many employees working from home.

 As many companies shift to an in-person workplace, you and your employees face the opportunities and challenges of the new new normal. Today is the first in a five-part Back to Business blog series to help ease the transition back to the office, including steps you can take to reduce the risk that COVID scammers, data thieves, and financial fraudsters will follow you there. One consideration for companies: assuring you’re in control of sensitive information. Here are some tips on maintaining appropriate data security standards as your employees return to the workplace.


  • FTC Back to Business blog seriesUpdate your data inventory. Important business records need to be on your system and not on the personal laptops, tablets, or phones of staff members. Work with your employees to make sure need-to-keep documents are where they need to be and that confidential information that shouldn’t be in employees’ personal possession is securely removed.
  • Don’t forget paperwork and print-outs. Have your employees printed confidential business documents while they were working from home? Where is that paperwork now – disposed of securely or displayed on the fridge on the reverse of a shopping list or crayon drawing? Make sure your security discussions include sensitive documents that were created at home.


Ideas for Commercial Energy Savings

 Commercial Energy Saving Tips for Small and Medium BusinessesIs your company doing enough to make better energy choices and save on business electricity costs? A few simple changes could improve your bottom line substantially. The EPA states in its data from the ENERGY STAR® program that an average commercial building can reduce its energy bills by 30% through no-cost actions, smart investing, and innovative operations and maintenance.

What will you do with those savings? Whether you reinvest into research and development or keep product prices down for your customers, every business can benefit from energy savings. Here are some ideas to put to work to lower your energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint.


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