We want to help you with managing your remote employees and strengthening your manager-employee relationship while teleworking, and get the best out of your team, even when you can’t physically meet with them.
It is important to recognize the difficulties that teleworkers are facing:
Checking-in is key
Make sure you check in with your team. If people want to feel recognized while working remotely, it is important to let them know you are viewing their efforts and that you’re within reach if they need some help. When you regularly check-in with remote employees you can solve problems faster, track their progress and even avoid blockers.
Are you asking the right questions? Dig a little deeper when asking your employees about their performance. You don’t have to wait until your next one-on-one to find out how your team’s feeling. With all that’s going on, your employees might feel more overwhelmed than usual. There are a lot of challenges to face, and not only work-related. Maybe this is the time to rephrase some of your usual questions:
Instead of “How are you feeling today?”, maybe try “How have you been feeling this week?” “How has your energy been?”. It might feel like a little change but questions like these go a long way. Here are some other examples:
When using Hirebook’s Check-In feature, you’re able to set up the questions you find appropriate and your employees can answer them in the frequency you set, either weekly, biweekly, monthly or even quarterly.
Provide Them with the Right Tools
We do not necessarily mean hardware equipment. When moving towards a home office or hybrid model, remote employees could be in the need of additional training on how to work effectively from another location, or even some knowledge on emotional wellbeing given what the world is going through.
Remote management also means you’ll need to be in constant communication with your employees. Email just doesn’t cut it anymore and receiving texts from your manager on your personal phone could be a catastrophe waiting to happen... Find an appropriate way to communicate with them while keeping it professional. Apps like Slack, Google Suite or Microsoft Teams are a perfect way to do so! When you provide your team with these types of tools, you encourage accountability and a professional culture. Keep your team on the loop!
Besides asking insightful questions, another way to boost productivity and keep your team engaged is to check in on them on a regular basis. A lot of managers schedule calls either daily or every other day. You can have your usual one-on-ones where you focus more on individuals and have team calls to address team matters. By having a steady schedule of such meetings, employees will feel motivated to prepare themselves with insights and questions for every call and you’ll be able to:
If checking-in with your employees is important while working in the office, doing it while teleworking is even more important! Go the extra mile with a few extra minutes.
This 2020 has brought a lot of change and uncertainty, but we might be able to use the “new normal” in our favor. Take advantage of Hirebook’s Check-in feature and set up the perfect questions to understand how your employees are feeling, track their progress and remove blockers.
Hirebook’s Integrations provide your team with apps such as Slack, Google, Microsoft and more, helping you to stay connected and in sync with your colleagues. Check out the other HR integrations Hirebook has partnered with, and manage your employees, payroll, benefits and more from just one place!
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BY Laura Iñiguez
BY Laura Iñiguez
BY Laura Iñiguez
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