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Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce During Coronavirus — and Beyond

How to successfully transition to a temporary remote workforce.

Many companies are asking their employees to work remotely in an effort to slow down the spread of coronavirus and preserve the health and safety of their people. This change creates a new set of challenges for managers to support and stay connected with their newly remote workforce, so LinkedIn and the community are here to help.

Recently we spoke with GitLab, a company with the largest all-remote workforce in the world, about how they manage 1,100 people spread over 65 countries. The insights from this conversation with Darren Murph, head of remote at GitLab, can help companies manage new work-from-home teams and know what to focus on right now to maximize stability.

In addition, Brendan Browne, LinkedIn’s global head of talent acquisition, recently sat down with Sid Sijbrandij, GitLab’s co-founder and CEO, who shared more long-term strategies companies can use to build a remote workforce, as flexible work options will become increasingly important in the future.