Remote work is more popular than ever–which means you need to implement new ways to show you value your remote employees. Host Jim Schubert outlines the steps he took to ensure his remote staff felt like an integral part of their organization, such as having regular meetings, reaching out to remote workers individually, and involving them in companywide activities on this episode of Agents Growth Academy.
3 Key Takeaways
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About Jim Schubert
Jim is the CEO of Southern States Insurance, one of Georgia's largest independent insurance agencies. He is a nationally recognized author and podcast guest contributor appearing in Insurance Journal, Independent Agent Magazine, Insurance Business America Magazine, Best's Review, and Applied Systems.
Jim is a passionate advocate for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and independent insurance agents. He loves sharing ideas about agency growth, digital marketing, and the lost art of human interaction.
Jim is also the creator of Agents Growth Academy, an online resource for insurance agents and agency owners who want to take their growth to the next level. And when he needs to take a clarity break, he is either behind a camera lens in the great outdoors or teaching aspiring shutterbugs how to take beautiful nature photography at Schubert Photography.
[00:00:31] - The first step to making your remote workers feel like an integral part of your team is to implement a regular pace of meetings with peers. Have weekly small meetings and host the quarterly state of address.
[00:02:25] - Reach out to remote workers on a regular basis. It’s so important that you should schedule it and ask their peers to check in as well.
[00:03:15] - Involve remote workers through social media. Offer public praise whenever you can. You will be surprised by the hidden talent your team has.
[00:05:20] - Involve remote workers in company activities. This can involve celebrations, insurance carrier meetings, or calls. Send a poll to ask what topics your team wants to learn about and bring on a speaker.
[00:07:05] - Send your remote workers something every so often to remind them you care. Ask them what they need to feel like they’re part of the pack. Even if it’s just with peers, eyeball-to-eyeball interaction is invaluable.
[00:09:55] - What’s next? Jim provides a list of free resources that will help you show appreciation and provide value to your remote employees.