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Employee Retention Strategies for Remote Workers

More and more people are working from home because of the freedom that comes with it. They can spend more time with their family or earn an extra income. But when you think of hiring remote workers, what comes to mind? Maybe that they won’t be as productive as an in-house team? It’s the opposite, actually. People who work from home are happier, therefore they’re more productive. If you’re thinking of having remote workers operating within your business, you’ll want to know these smart employee retention strategies. Let’s get into it! Give Feedback As with any job, constantly giving feedback to employees is essential. They want to know how they’re doing and because they’re remote, they don’t want to feel left out. Now that doesn’t mean to harshly criticize them every day but to provide valuable critiques. Along with that, give them the tools needed to improve as you would with an in-house employee. Remember to hear them out as well. If something is preventing them from doing a good job such as a software malfunction, they should be able to let you know. Offer Incentives One of the best employee retention strategies? Reward them! People love to work harder when there are more incentives to gain. This can be in the form of a money bonus or a gift package that can be mailed to them. It makes them work harder for that extra cash which in return gets more work done. You can make it into a contest to see who can complete the most work within a week or who sells the most. Don’t think you can’t reward them because they aren’t local. This is the time to get creative and watch the productivity levels rise. Clear Communication Not only is it important for you to be able to reach your employees easily but it’s necessary for them as well. If it’s not an easy task, expect them to leave. Make communication more accessible by giving them options. This could be anything from emailing to using an internet chat service. With more options comes better communication. Don’t let that fall by the wayside because they’re remote. Create Flexible Hours The most significant thing for remote employees is the freedom, right? So why set a strict schedule? There are other ways to go about it. Instead of setting a certain number of hours they have to punch in virtually, try setting a minimum requirement for how many tasks they need to get done daily or weekly. This allows them to set their own hours. So if something unexpected comes up or they had a previous commitment before they started work, they can tend to it. Wrapping Up on Employee Retention Strategies When employees are happy, they’re more productive. Working from home gives them that freedom but then it’s up to you to keep them that way. Are you looking for a smart, innovative way to manage your team with feedback loops and more? Our software is available on both desktop and mobile. Download now!