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Managing employees in remote locations? Insist they follow the rules, just like everyone else

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As more and more employees work from locations away from the main office, employers are finding it challenging to manage their workforces. In some cases, that may be so difficult that it doesn’t seem worth having remote workers, especially when an employee tries to take advantage of the distance and begins to ignore the rules everyone else has to follow.

Don’t let that happen. Instead, insist on accountability—and discipline employees who don’t comply.

Recent case: Renee Bean was hired as an engineering assistant by Qualis Corp., a technology firm with a subcontract to support a large military project. Her actual job title was “ground truth technician” and she was assigned to the “Chicken Little Secret Sensor Task Order,” which everyone simply referred to as the “Chicken Little Project.”

Her job required working independently in Florida, creating a historical record of all testing activities, collecting weather data, taking ...(register to read more)

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