With the outbreak of coronavirus there has been a big surge in the amount of people working from home. For a lot of employee’s, home working is a new concept and they have never had this opportunity before. Here is some of our top tips to help you make the most from working from home and make it work well for you:
Top Tip Number 1!
It may sound obvious – but make a designated space where you work. Clear a table or reclaim your study and set it up with everything you need all in one place. It means you know that when you get to your work space, you are there to work and should help you focus. If your lounging on the sofa or chilling in your kitchen you will probably be less motivated and more in a ‘chilled and unwind’ mindset.
Top Tip Number 2!
Outline your working hours and stick to it! Figure out what times you need to be working and create a timetable – then follow it regularly. Otherwise time will fly by and it will be 11 o’clock and you’ve only just sat down at your desk. If you have children or pets, the regular routine should also help them to adapt.
Top Tip Number 3!
Take breaks. Just like you should do when working in the office – it’s nice to have some time away from your screen and just relax for a moment. Make yourself a cup of tea, leave your desk or even go for a short walk – there are some lovely short walks here on the Wirral for a quick lunch time stroll!
Top Tip Number 4!
Be organised. Have everything you need in your work space – from pens, printers and work documents so you don’t have to keep getting up every two minutes to find something. And on that note, we have UShred sacks which are useful for putting your used confidential paper work in for shredding – instead of leaving them lying round. If you are local to Neston, Wirral you can come and get a bag to use.
Top Tip Number 5!
Still ensure you are following work protocol. Dress for work video calls how you would for the office, ensure your laptop has a password and is safe, shred confidential paper work (either on a home shredder or use our secure paper shredding service – it is for both domestic and commercial customers) and stick to working hours – don’t be late to log in!
Top Tip Number 6!
Use your phone. If you are not sure about something or want to ask a question then pick up the phone and ask. It’s much harder to communicate with colleagues when they are not sat next to you and so if you don’t fully grasp their email or presentation etc, then pick up the phone and ask just like you would have done if they were in the same building before home working. It’ll save you time and it’s nice to chat to people not over an email as it’s much more personable.
So that’s our top tips for working from home – hopefully you’ve found something in this article helpful!
With safety at the forefront of everyone’s mind, the way businesses are operating has had to transform overnight. Social distancing, safety and contact-free products/services are what we firstly look for now in our business of choice.
With safety in mind, we are now operating a contact-free secure paper shredding service so you can drop your paper off or arrange for us to collect, without the worry of safety.
Contact Free Shredding Service Drop Off:
We ask that customers call in advance to drop off their confidential paper and we will arrange an approximate appointment time.
These trolleys help us to operate our contact-free shredding service.
We have these containers waiting by the big roller doors and you just load your paper/documents in your bags into these and put it back by the door.
Our staff member will then take your details for your invoice and certificate of destruction (From 2 meters away).
We will then take the trolley away and shred all your paper.
If you wish to drop off your paper, we are based in Neston on the Wirral. Our full address for your Sat Nav is: 10 Windle Court, Clayhill Industrial Park, Neston, CH64 3UH.
Contact-Free Paper Collections:
If you want a collection to be arranged, you just need to call our office team (0151 336 2122) and they will arrange a day and time for your paper to be collected. We ask that bags are put outside your house at the agreed time as ideally our staff will not be entering any houses.
When our staff collect shredding they all have their own safety pack, to ensure the safety of our staff and also customers. Our service is contact free but we also take safety precautions.
Each one contains:
– gloves (to wear when outside the vehicle) and masks.
– wet wipes
– hand roll
These are to try and keep our shredding service as safe as possible.
Paper is then brought back to the premises and shredded on our cross cut shredder.
We hope we have reassured all customers that we are taking safety as seriously as we take paper security and want our customers to feel safe. If you have any queries, please contact.