How Do You Measure The Performance Of Remote Workers?

Amid a fast-paced world, with work cultures undergoing dynamic changes, we are seeing different forms of work environments being adopted by companies. There are de-centralized structures, open offices, remote workers and even co-working offices.

Adopting such concepts brings you advantages like less expenses on your work space in case of co-working, flexible and autonomous employees, resulting high retention rate, minimal investments, etc. Even though it has endless benefits companies often prevent themselves from such concepts and hence lose their grip from the possible improvement in productivity due to not knowing the right methods.

Yet, there are some steps / tricks which if followed can bring unexpected benefits to you through remote working. But, what about the evaluation of their work? How will you facilitate remote working? Well, we have 4 easy methods which must be followed or adopted to measure the performance with ease.

They are as follows-

Trust your employees

Trust on both sides, whether it is between two friends or employee and the employer, is the key element for a healthy relationship. If you have hired them, it becomes your prime duty to believe them. Best applicable with remote workers. Not trusting someone on the other side, takes your focus down the wrong tracks instead of the work to be accomplished. Remember – “Trust is key”.

Create a digital workplace

Post 2019 there is no shortage of applications that could help your teammates communicate with each other. The best option and preferred by many is Skype. Having group conversations using such tools could make it easier to interact, and that too without affecting professional terms i.e. not being too casual. Also online tools like Trello, GoToMeeting, etc. let’s you input real time data, where your manager can track your progress.

Adopt a tracking tool

Besides all these, there also exists an easy solution like integrating / adopting a time tracking software which tracks your employees’ worked hours for efficient payroll and attendance. Now, no matter where your employee is, he / she can punch their attendance from their mobile phones. This is very useful in cases where your client-facing employee stays at remote location for days or weeks.

Appraisal software

A most interesting idea! Employee performance appraisal software comes as an add-on feature in many HRMS software. How does this work? A module in it lets you configure feedback degree where you can include the client (also) for providing feedback. Therefore, through this method you receive the most reliable feedback of your employee’s performance.

Discussed above are many pieces of the puzzle to effectively manage remote teams. The picture is even bigger. Various other ways promoting remote working are having frequent meetings, having follow ups, setting an expectation and later comparing with the actual work done and having casual chats.

What’s the lesson?

Supporting remote and flexible working at your workplace is a proven practice for better returns on investment. Also, employees tend to work efficiently when allotted hours and manage their time on their own schedules. Try indulging the methods as discussed above and you will definitely experience a rise in your productivity.

Ritik Singh

Ritik Singh writes about HR (Human Resource) software, cloud and enterprise technology. A dynamic content writer who writes for Pocket HRMS, a leading provider of cloud based HR software with inbuilt AI-powered HR chatbot (smHRty) to small and mid-sized businesses across India.

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