Being proactive about remote workers’ wellness is the best way to maintain high levels of job satisfaction, productivity and performance — and the best way to avoid high turnover. This is the advice being dished out by, an online jobs board that specialises in helping hiring managers and businesses connect with job-seeking professionals for remote work positions.

Remote jobs come with many benefits, and it continues to be the most popular choice among workers. However, it’s not without its own difficulties. Indeed, remote workers face unique challenges and even they can become disgruntled or otherwise put off on the job. One of the unique problems with remote work is that it’s not as easy to readily gauge how employees are doing as it can be when everyone works in the same office. Instead, businesses should be proactive when it comes to remote workers’ wellbeing, and take steps to ensure employee satisfaction.

“Prevention is often the best cure, and the same holds true for remote work,” says Joseph Boll, CEO.

To avoid high turnover and make sure your remote team is in tip-top shape, is recommending three key steps for businesses and HR professionals to take:

1. Look out for warning signs
Global HR firm Randstad listed this key step as one of the critical elements for managing a remote workforce. It’s just as effective for helping to stem the tide of dissatisfaction before it starts. Warning signs can include behaviours like a team member participating less in meetings or chats, or seeming less enthusiastic and more withdrawn.

2. Keep up with face-to-face interaction
Regular face-to-face, one-on-one checkups can signal to a remote employee that the company genuinely cares about their wellbeing. It can also help managers gauge an employee’s emotions, while also giving an unhappy employee the opportunity to privately address any concerns.

3. Make an effort to provide recognition
Recognition is already important for people who work in office, and it’s even more so for a remote team. Something as simple as public acknowledgment or a token of appreciation can show a remote worker that their hard word is appreciated even when they’re working behind a computer screen miles away. This, in turn, boosts employee motivation and job satisfaction, which positively impacts productivity and greatly decreases the chances that staff will quit.