5 ways to engage with remote employees

With many organizations spread across the U.S. and around the globe these days, staying in touch is a challenge. Here’s how to reach everyone—and prove your value.

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Try communicating with employees in places so remote that not everyone has constant electricity, or in locales where they have to access the internet through old-fashioned dial-up.

JoEllen Saeli-Lane, vice president of communications with the American Cancer Society, has worked with nonprofits and government agencies whose workforces are scattered about the farthest reaches of the globe.

In her Ragan Training talk, “How to Engage and Connect Non-Desk Employees,” she offers tips for making your intranet a place they will visit time and again.

Saeli-Lane has worked for CARE USA and for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She shares guidance on breaking the headquarters/field divide and building intranets in globally diverse organizations.

Here are a few takeaways:

1. Put your intranet at their fingertips.

The important thing, Saeli-Lane says, is to make your intranet accessible on the device where they spend their time.

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