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How can hard work be recognized while working remotely? Ask HR


Johnny C. Taylor Jr.

Whether you’re remote or in the office, your performance will always speak volumes.

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human resources expert, is tackling your questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society.

The questions are submitted by readers, and Taylor’s answers below have been edited for length and clarity.

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Question: My company has announced that we will all be working remotely permanently. I’m concerned that not having the usual office interactions will hurt my chances of getting promoted and being recognized in the company. How do I make sure people recognize my hard work? – Anonymous

Johnny C. Taylor Jr.: This is an important question. The saying “out of sight, out of mind” holds some truth. Organizational leaders tend to promote the people they see in person; the ones they chat with in the elevator. These workplace relationships, and promotional decisions, are often built face to face.


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