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HR Tip: Keeping remote workers connected

Remote working can cause employees to feel less connected and less appreciated, adversely affecting morale and productivity. Valued common workplace rituals such as lunch with coworkers, personal recognition from managers or the CEO for a job well done, group walks or exercises don't exist for many remote workers and are missed. Although it's impossible to replicate such interactions virtually, there are ways to engage, recognize, and foster a collaborative culture.

Here are some ideas:

Not only will such efforts boost engagement, but also will foster retention, which has become more threatened. Employees now realize they can work remotely for any company regardless of geographic location.