Promotion and appraisal of remote resources are not too different from the co-located team members. If the remote teams are constantly delivering results and are efficient in keeping the stakeholders happy, they deserve a promotion.
In this article at Remote.co, Jennifer Parris explains that the best way to acknowledge the effort of remote employees is by giving them promotions or unexpected appraisals.
Every organization has a hierarchy structure as per which an employee advances and gets promoted. It is not just a way to acknowledge the inconsistent effort of the employee, but it is proof that the employee is efficient enough to take on more responsibilities. Here are some best practices to follow:
- Consider Overall Performance: There are multiple factors to consider, but the best and conventional one is judging the employees as per their overall performance. Consider factors like their tenure with the firm, qualification, and last promotion.
- Company Rule: Do not forget to consider the company guidelines for promotions based on the length of time of service. If you feel the employee outshines the current roles and responsibilities and has the efficiency to handle increased duties, draw a promotion letter immediately. However, knowing your company’s stance on promotions is essential before pitching it to the senior management.
- Build Connection: Try to personalize the process of promotion even if it is for the remote employees. Send a virtual meeting request to the employee that you would like to hold either on call or video conference.
- Celebrate the News: Share the big news of remote resource’s promotion with other employees to encourage them for good. Share it over daily standup call or through email, but it should be done sooner rather than later. If you delay telling your team, it could create animosity amongst your group.
Click on the following link to read the original article: https://remote.co/handling-employee-promotions-in-a-virtual-workspace/