Member Since: 6th Sep 2017
Director of Virtual not Distant, which offers training to managers of remote teams, and host of the 21st Century Work Life podcast where we focus on leading remote teams, online collaboration and working in distributed organisations. Now offering "Podcasting for Connection" services, helping organisations create an in-house podcast (that is, regular audio episodes) to amplify culture and foster a sense of belonging to the organisation.
Director Virtual not Distant
22nd Feb 2022
Many thanks for reading, and for commenting! I'm glad it landed well with you.
8th Mar 2019
I'd like to add that one thing employers can do is offer a secure Android phone for those who don't have one, to prove their identity. It's a simple process, but you need a room with good lighting to do so. Some employers did this during the pilot phase, and it does ease the process (instead of asking for one for a friend, as the government website suggests).
Furthermore, applications are already open for those who " have a valid passport from an EU country
are a family member of an EU citizen, and you have a residence card with a biometric chip and ‘EU right to reside’ on the back"
so it's worth doing it as soon as possible.
If anyone has any questions, message me through here.
(PS follow my advice at your own risk!)