Data shows that less than 6% of Americans worked primarily remotely before the pandemic. However, in the first four weeks of COVID, about 35% of workers reported working from home.
And in May 2020, about 57% of management employees and professionals worked from home. Also, 83% of employees have expressed interest in keeping working from home post-pandemic.
The transition from the office to home has been relatively easy for most employees.
Several behind-the-scenes software solutions support these individuals in collaborating across teams and completing tasks as though they're in a physical workspace. These platforms usually require nothing more than a suitable device and a strong internet connection.
Here, we explored some of these tools to help make your transition seamless.
Tandem simulates a virtual office, allowing you to view what other people are working on and jump into a video conversation with a single click. It integrates cloud technology and collaborative areas into a single, streamlined workspace to facilitate communication from anywhere.
Using Tandem is the best way for teams to feel like they're together despite being in separate spaces.
What Are The Features of Tandem?
Instant audio and video chat
Allows the integration of other platforms like Google doc
Compatible on several devices, including smartphones
Tandem offers a 30-day free trial and charges $8 monthly afterward.
Slack is a robust team chat application with many configuration possibilities.
It operates synchronously and asynchronously as a messaging application, making it suitable for hybrid and remote work contexts. In addition, slack's flexibility to personalize your page to your taste is a big selling point.
What Are The Features of Slack?
Simple and intuitive user interface
It offers several tools for easy customization
Channels might be public, private, multi-workspace, or shared
It makes it simple to communicate and collaborate in real-time
The platform's data is always secure due to its high level of protection
Pumble lets users create customized public or private communication channels.
The platform uses threaded conversation features, direct messaging, permission management, and custom notification settings to let employers better interact with their employees. Teams may also share photos, files, and URLs over video chats and conference calls using a drag-and-drop tool.
What Makes Pumble Stand Out?
Supports one-on-one chat in real-time
Users can create public or private channels
Supports file transfer, screen sharing, audio, and video chat
A single administrator can manage multiple users
Facilitates data synchronization between diverse systems by supporting integration with various third-party applications
A free version is available, while the paid version starts from $1.99 monthly.
Gitlab is the perfect tool for engineers working remotely.
The cloud-based management tool enables software professionals to collaborate in code development and administration. In addition, it assists developers with managing the entire code lifestyle, from the concept to deployment.
What Are The Features of Gitlab?
Issue management, bug tracking, and boards based on Git Version control and repository management
Review Apps and Code Review functionality
High availability and repository mirroring (HA)
Monitoring of results
Integration with development environments such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, IntelliJ, and Koding
Gitlab offers free features and two different plans:
Google Drive helps users store documents and files securely on the cloud.
The software can sync files across devices, making them easily accessible. Users can also share documents with others with simple clicks. They can also backup any folder on their device, saving space by avoiding file duplication on local storage.
Google Drive Features
Allows the sharing of documents between team members and guests
Features and advanced search tool
Uploads by dragging and dropping
Convert uploaded files to Google Docs editor format automatically
Remo is a cloud-based conferencing technology that helps businesses arrange video sessions and create a virtual workspace for remote workers. It enables a virtual environment that lets people roam freely and inspire spontaneous hallway talks, resulting in genuine, long-lasting partnerships.
What Can Remo Do?
Excellent graphics interface
Supports screen sharing
Users can engage in face-to-face interaction in real-time
CharlieHR is a human resources software that simplifies HR processes and tasks.
It helps new employees get started, stores company papers, schedules and manages time off, conduct productive reviews, and provides professional HR assistance. The software doesn't require users to have HR experience to use it.
Talent LMS lets organizations train teams and provide professional assistance and support. The platform, backed by Epignosis, a global pioneer in learning technology, serves over 70,000 teams worldwide.
What Are The Features of Talent LMS?
Easy to set up and use
Several customization options to make the training experience easier
It features several training tools and materials
Schedules classes and tracks activity
Talent LMS Pricing
Talent LMS offers a free version and five paid plans.
Starter: $60 for over 40 users/ month
Basic: $149 for up to 100 user/ month
Plus: $279 for up to 500 users/ month
Premium: $459 for up to 1,000 users/ month
Enterprise: A customizable plan for over 1,00 users
Organizations can better keep tabs and control their outgoing costs using Soldo's multi-user expenditure management account. It allows companies to distribute prepaid debit cards to their employees and keep track of their spending in real-time.
Supports prepaid Mastercard debit cards
Tracks expenditure in real-time
It allows the administrator to control employee spending
Integrates seamlessly with other accounting systems like Netsuite and Xero
Allows the administrator to top up funds automatically
Chanty is a team communication software that enables businesses to interact via instant messaging, voice or video calls, and other methods. Administrators can build chat channels, add and remove members, archive discussions, and delegate administrative tasks to different users.
What Can Chanty Do?
Users can pin key messages and initiate messaging threads with Chanty.
Setting up subtasks and to-do lists allows team members to manage and track tasks
Users can browse individual member profiles, tasks, messages, and communication channels using the search tool
It has a preview feature that allows users to read papers and external links right from the platform
Chanty integrates with several third-party apps, including Google Drive, Github, and Asana
Nicholas Godwin is a technology and marketing researcher. He helps businesses tell profitable brand stories that their audiences love since 2012. He's been on the writing and research teams of Bloomberg Beta, Accenture, PwC, and Deloitte to HP, Shell, AT&T.