Summer is here, and you want remote IT workers to enjoy the season. It can be challenging to keep remote staff engaged, particularly during summertime. However, with the right approach, you can help your remote employees perform at peak levels in summer and beyond. Below are tips to keep your remote team engaged this summer.
Tips to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged This Summer
1. Engage Remote Workers by Encouraging Use of Their PTO
Remind remote workers to use their paid time off. You can send updates to let workers know how much time off they have available. In addition, you can encourage workers to reach out with any concerns and questions on how to submit PTO requests. And you can respond to workers’ PTO requests right away, too.
Remember, your workers have earned PTO, and they deserve to use it however they choose. By reminding workers about their PTO and encouraging them to use it in summer, you can foster goodwill with your employees. This can help workers use their PTO to recharge during summer. When they return to work, they’ll feel their best once again. As such, they can help your company thrive.
2. Show Your Remote Workers You Appreciate Them
Do your part to express appreciation to your remote staff. For instance, you can send summer care packages to your remote workers. These packages can include summertime goodies and show workers you value them and their contributions to your company.
Make employee appreciation a key part of your company’s culture as well. Sending thank you notes to remote workers or highlighting these employees’ accomplishments in company meetings can go a long way toward keeping your staff engaged. These actions can even help your company stand out to top talent.
3. Engage Remote workers by Keeping the Lines of Communication Open
Let remote workers know you are available to listen to their concerns and questions. You can set up regular check-in meetings to ensure your remote team members get the support they need. Also, you can use Slack and other communication platforms and tools to connect with remote personnel in real time.
It can be beneficial to schedule group events for your remote team. For instance, you can host weekly trivia events or lunches. These events encourage remote workers to come together and socialize. They can help remote employees connect with one another and foster meaningful relationships with their peers. Plus, the events can drive employee engagement and satisfaction across your remote workforce.
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