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4 Tips for Building Engagement with Your Remote Employees

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Contributed by Jen McKenzie

More and more companies are utilizing remote workers these days. While there are numerous advantages to doing so, there are challenges too. Remote workers often feel isolated or not part of the group. It’s easy to forget about employees in different locations that you don’t see every day. Here are four practical ways to make your remote employees feel like they are part of your team.

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Employee Attendance – Problems and Policies

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Attendance policies vary from one company to the next. Some are strict, some are lenient and, some are non-existent. But no matter which kind of attendance policy you have (or don’t have), employee attendance is important because you can’t run a business without people.

The need for a strict attendance policy depends on the nature of the business, the employee’s position, and on their shift. There is no one size fits all attendance policy and so businesses should take the time to familiarize themselves with the options. The following are some different types of policies as well as how some companies go about disciplining their employees for attendance problems.

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Guide to Giving Holiday Bonuses

At first thought, it probably seems like giving holiday bonuses is pretty cut and dry. You either have the money to give employees cash or you don’t. But it’s really not this simple at all.

If you don’t give cash, then what do you give? Gifts? Time-off? A holiday party? If you do give cash, how much do you give and should everyone get the same amount? And what happens if you give nothing at all?

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Employee Bonus – Types and Schemes

When we think of the employee bonus, we usually think year end or sign on. These aren’t the only types of bonuses, however. Bonuses can come at any time and in forms other than cash.

For example, employers give bonuses for a job well done at the end of a project. The bonus doesn’t have to be cash either. Bonuses can be creative gifts. Let’s check out some different types of bonuses and when employers usually give them.

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How to Evaluate Employees With a Performance Review

Performance reviews can be a chance for both the employee and employer to discuss goals, needs, salary, and initiatives. Many companies, though, avoid performance reviews, thinking that they are impersonal, threatening, or a waste of time. In fact, they are what the company makes of them. Performance reviews can be easy going, friendly, and highly beneficial to the company and the employee.

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