Companies have come to realize the necessity for remote working positions, but who takes the role of managing this new branch of the workforce?
Some organizations are addressing this by introducing a new role called “Head of Remote” to handle the ins and outs of distributed workers.
To help companies who are interested in introducing this new role, the company Remote recently released a white paper that helps organizations decide whether it may be necessary for their operations.
The position of Head of Remote falls into two categories: an internal and external advocate.
The internal advocate would be responsible for providing an equal experience for employees that work both on-site, remotely or both. They would work closely with HR and Operations functions.
“The Head of Remote is not just responsible for creating a good experience for people working from home in one country,” said Job van der Voort, CEO of Remote. “Instead, the Head of Remote must account for all the permutations of remote work, which can include people in multiple time zones and people with different lifestyles.”
The external advocate’s responsibility would be the representative for staffers and help the company promote itself as a future of work innovator.
This type of role mostly involves leveraging the company’s remote policies and products to help boost business, and works closely with marketing, sales and human resources teams.