3 tactics for keeping remote staff connected

Whether working from home or stationed in a company outpost, your telecommuting employees need interaction with their colleagues. Try these approaches.

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For those whose major interaction with colleagues in the corporate office is email and the occasional conference call, engagement may not be as high you’d like.

By being physically absent, they miss out on a lot of relationship building that happens when people show up in the same workplace every day.

Here are three tips for helping those employees build and retain visibility:

1. Put a face to a name. In the absence of in-person interaction, mere visibility can help. Just being able to visualize a face makes people feel more connected and familiar. Encourage profile pictures on the intranet, try an occasional video call, or even use FaceTime. (Millennials employees might be more comfortable than Baby Boomers with FaceTime.)

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