5 ways to use technology to keep remote employees engaged

From collaboration to messaging to making sure global staffers don’t get shafted by currency conversions, these hints can clarify communication and keep everyone on the same page.

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Keeping a remote team engaged can be even tougher.

Working from home, without peers and tight accountability for motivation, can be tough for many people, including your star performers. A globally distributed team faces yet other challenges that contribute to disengagement, low performance and even attrition.

Here are five simple ways to keep your remote team engaged:

1. Simplify salary payments. One major challenge for globally distributed teams is payment processing. Banks and most payment providers also charge high fees as transaction charges and currency conversion charges, which often range from 5 percent to 20 percent. Use a service such as Transferwise or another low-fee platform that streamlines payments.

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