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Ready for long-term hybrid working? This 21-point checklist will help you ensure you are using best security practices

Hybrid Working

Is your workforce ready for hybrid working? We’ve created a 21-point checklist to ensure you are using best security practices for your hybrid workforce.

Click here to download the checklist for free.

The Covid-19 pandemic shook the business world like no other event before it.

Its impact was felt in every sector, with most businesses relying on remote work to stay afloat during the chaos.

However, with the successful rollout of vaccines across the UK, there is hope that businesses can soon do away with the fully remote model, should they want to, since a return to face-to-face communication seems welcomed by employers, and employees alike.

Many industry experts have touted hybrid work environments as the best overall option moving forward.

A hybrid environment brings together elements of traditional on-site work and remote work, with employees having the choice to work from home, at the office, or split time between both.

According to the global workspace provider IWG, working from home is set to become ‘the norm’ – that’s if it isn’t already the case for many organisations like yours.

The chief executive of IWG, Mark Dixon, said fewer firms are renting offices and this comes especially after the challenging year a majority of businesses have experienced.

He said: “Something’s happening and it is a change to the way that companies and people work… It works for companies, because it’s a lot cheaper.”

“It’s also much, much better for the environment,” he believes as many commuters have slashed their daily commute.

But while hybrid environments have advantages such as personal flexibility and heightened productivity, there are disadvantages like an increase in cyber risks, and costs associated with asset management.

These risks multiply due to many endpoints operating outside the secure business perimeter, in a distributed work environment.

So our checklist will allow you to identify the risks hybrid workers pose to your digital assets, and should help you nip any potential issues in the bud.

Broken into three sections: People; Software; Hardware, the checklist will help you ensure nothing is missed when it comes to your hybrid worker environment.

Did you know this about hybrid working?

  • A total 67 per cent of organisations reported an increase in spending on web conferencing software to support their hybrid workforce, according to Ring Central.
  • The primary location for remote workers is their home, followed by co-working spaces, coffee shops and other locations.
  • Around 66% of employees say they would be less happy within their jobs if they were unable to continue with the method of working after the coronavirus pandemic.

Whatever stance your company has on hybrid working, super-fast and reliable IT Support is essential for every employee to ensure maximum productivity through technology.

We understand our checklist may initiate questions which you’ll need answers to. Our team would be more than happy to speak with you about moving forward with permanent hybrid working.

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Team Productivity
& Monitoring

Team Productivity:
You and your team are able to see where they are using there time and how productive they are actually being.  Also they are able to clock in and out, so really good for flexi-working.

Team Monitoring:
If you would like to know what your team are doing and how productive they are being, we are able to monitor them and create screen shots of what they are working on.  This can be run in normal or stealth mode.

Book a FREE fact finding session to discuss the different options.

Our International Efforts

We are proud to partner with ‘Buy 1 Give 1’ to help causes around the world.

As a member of this organisation, our membership fee directly funds various developments, innovations and operations across the globe.

There are more than 500 carefully screened, high-impact projects taking place with sustainable development goals which we are hugely proud to help.

Because of our engagement with this charity, we can directly track the impact Syn-Star has on the lives of many. Every new client allows us to provide a new donation to this cause.

A Little Closer To Home

We proactively seek opportunities to support good causes for our community.

From sponsoring local community football teams, to engaging with charity fundraiser days, we believe it’s important to continually strive to do good for the better of others.

We have members who volunteer with youth organisations, are engaged with the Round Table, run marathons and volunteer at events where we may be needed. Every charity receives a discounted IT and Telecoms service too.


Protecting your digital data is crucial for every business and this can start with the industry-leading security we offer. The Syn-Star specialists can help with identifying any vulnerabilities within your IT systems and act accordingly to ensure cyberattacks and data breaches are mitigated. 

Strategy &
Future Planning

Your business will never fall behind with its technology when you work with Syn-Star.

We understand IT and Telecoms for your business is an investment, but it’s important to use the best resources available to enable the growth of your business. Our IT Consultancy and Virtual IT Director Services are available to support you with how you use your business technology for years to come.


Syn-Star can conduct quick and easy phishing exercises to identify people within your team who need to improve on their knowledge around fraudulent emails and how they can be alert to these threats. 

Team Productivity & Monitoring

At Syn-Star, our experts can proactively work to understand exactly what software you need to support with the business operations. Whether you need a listening ear on what software to choose, or would like to seek some specialist knowledge, we’re here to help where we can.

& Reliable

At Syn-Star, we keep Telecoms simple. There’s so much available to help UK companies with their communications. VoIP systems, fixed landline, cloud phone systems, SIP trunking and more. Contact us for further details.

Providing Equipment
You Need

Desk phones, cordless phones or conference phones, Syn-Star can provide you with whatever you need. 

From conference calling facilities to the headsets which work best for your team. We’re able to provide all the equipment you need and complete any telecoms job from start to finish.

VoIP Phone

There is no need to be in the office to make and receive phone calls from your companies number. Our market-leading Telecoms platform gives you the flexibility of desk phones, soft phones and mobile apps as standard.

Whether your team work remotely, or perhaps staff are on a business trip anywhere in the world, calls can still be made, and people are reachable via phone wherever they go.


With a range of products, our team can support you by installing exactly what you need for internet connectivity. We work with the very best products to provide speedy bandwidths which play a part in the increased productivity of your team.


With a range of products, our team can support you by installing exactly what you need for internet connectivity. We work with the very best products to provide speedy bandwidths which play a part in the increased productivity of your team.