Employees love remote work. Employers are increasingly skeptical, which some are reporting means that up to 90% of all remote workers will be back to the office by the end of 2024.
So how do you keep your remote gig remote? Adapting these seven tips may help you as your employer considers getting rid of your remote status this year.
1.Results Will Keep Remote Status
The main premise behind remote work after the lockdowns was, “I don’t care where you work, as long as you get your job done.” As with nearly anything in hiring and firing, results, speak louder than anything else. As I have pointed out in other columns, resumes should highlight accomplishments, not dreams. The same is true with remote work. Are you proactively showing your manager that you are producing results or are you telling them what you are going to do? Show results, don’t tell about dreams.
Remote Hack: At the end of every day, send a bulleted list of accomplishments to your hiring manager. You might start it with a simple, subject line like: “Here are the results I achieved today.” Your manager may or may not read this every day, but she or he will certainly see the subject line and remember it when they’re trying to recall what your face looks like and whether you keep your remote status.
2.Keep (and show off) Regular Office Hours
One of the biggest complaints managers have about remote work is not knowing when their employees are working for them and if they’re truly putting in the time they’re being paid for. The Economic Times did a study and found that a