February 16th 2024 Kimberly Ryan Limited Newsletter

001: Navigating Remote Work Strategies for recognition and advancement

Here are some strategies to ensure that you stand out and receive the recognition you deserve.

In the evolving landscape of remote work, it’s crucial to address the challenge that many remote workers face being overlooked when it comes to promotions and salary increases. A recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management in 2021 shed light on negative perceptions surrounding remote work, emphasizing the need for proactive strategies to ensure remote employees receive the recognition they deserve.

Understanding the Landscape

The study revealed that nearly 70% of managers considered remote workers “more easily replaceable than onsite workers.” Additionally, a significant portion expressed concerns about the impact of full-time remote work on employee career objectives, with 72% preferring their staff to work in the office.

In this environment, it’s essential for remote workers to take proactive steps to stand out and showcase their contributions.

How to Stand Out

By putting these strategies into action, remote workers can proficiently showcase their significance to the company, actively contribute to the organizational culture, and synchronize their endeavours with the company’s goals and values.

1. Clear Communication:

Regularly communicate your accomplishments, milestones, and completed projects with your team and supervisors. Providing visibility into your contributions helps to combat the "out of sight, out of mind" perception.

2. Set Clear Goals:

Establish clear and measurable goals aligned with company objectives. When your achievements are tangible and align with organizational success, it becomes easier for supervisors to recognize your impact.

3. Proactive Collaboration:

Actively participate in virtual meetings, contribute ideas, and engage in collaborative projects. Being present and demonstrating your commitment to team success reinforces your value to the organization.

4. Skill Development:

Showcase your commitment to personal and professional growth by investing time in skill development. Acquiring new skills not only enhances your performance but also positions you as a valuable asset to the company.

5. Initiate Performance Reviews:

Take the initiative to request regular performance reviews. This provides an opportunity to discuss your achievements, address any concerns, and align your career goals with the company's objectives.

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