Working remotely is a trend that has taken off in the past few decades. With the convenience of the Internet for communication and getting work done from practically anywhere, many companies hire remote employees, whether they are full-time, part-time, or freelance. While this trend has many advantages, it can come with its problems as well. When employees are out of sight, sometimes they are also out of mind. Since they are not immediately present in the workplace, it can be hard to figure out how to include them in the idea of workplace wellness. Here are some tips on how to get your remote employees to engage in an effective workplace wellness program.
Communication is Key
The first step in getting remote employees engaged in your workplace wellness program is good communication. Make sure to keep them in the look through email or other online platforms. Use an online calendar to alert them of any wellness events coming up or send them updates online about the wellness program.
Accommodate the Wellness Program for Remote Employees
Make sure that there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the workplace wellness program that don’t require employees to be present in the office. Plan wellness activities that can be done independently from home or anywhere else, whether that may be weekly exercise goals or providing alternative lab locations where employees can get wellness checks.
Keep Track of Progress
Make an extra effort to check in with remote employees, either through phone calls or online, to see how the workplace wellness program is working for them. Checking in with remote employees will show them that you care about their progress and will encourage them to stay on track with the wellness plan.
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