Performance Evaluation for Remote Employees

How to Evaluate and Hire Remote Workers

Performance evaluation is critical for businesses to evaluate how their employees are performing day to day, which supports and enables the correct decision making of employee promotions and appraisals when they are due. Many companies have adopted performance management tools to allow efficient determination of how the workforce is performing.

Evaluating the performance of remote workers without using performance management software can be complicated as it is difficult to determine how many hours they have worked and how their overall performance is going. Below, we have listed some ways in which you can adequately evaluate the performance of remote workers:

Evaluate the workload tackled

With in-office workers, it is very possible to determine the number of hours worked in a day as it is easier to monitor productivity and work completed through discussions throughout the day. 

The best way to establish the workload and productivity of your remote workers is to assign tasks that have exact deadlines, with regular touchpoints on a regular basis to discuss the status of each of these tasks.

Frequent reviews

Remote workers usually have fewer touchpoints with management and their leaders, so it’s important that reviews are made frequently so that employees can voice how they are finding their role. For best results, it may be worth reviewing their performance quarterly with weekly touchpoints to discuss regular progress so that remote employees are provided with regular communication.

Regular reviews help you to appreciate the efforts of your employees and keep them motivated while they are remotely working.

Consider internal feedback

The performance of an individual employee affects the overall performance of all employees, particularly when team working is involved. Internal feedback gives employees a chance to express their views and point out employees who are not performing as per expectations, when it may otherwise go unnoticed by employers.

Internal real-time feedback also helps employees air their views concerning what may be leading to the deterioration of their overall performance. It gives you a chance to improvise new strategies to help improve the performance of the employees.

Equip remote employees with the necessary tools

If employees have inadequate tools, it will impact their overall performance, and remote workers may find it more difficult to speak up if they aren’t equipped with the necessary tools to support them in their role.