Many of your best employees don’t come to the office, hang out at the coffee machine or attend social events. Why? That’s because many of your best workers are actually remote workers – based somewhere in the world – they may be in the same country as you or they may be not. The rise of the remote worker is one of the greatest changes to the workplace in the last twenty years. Technological advances, ubiquitous internet connectivity and the drive for a better work-life balance have seen untold numbers of employees choose remote working. Employers have recognized the advantages that this new, dynamic and flexible workforce can bring to their organizations. It is not all a bed of roses, however. HR and managers need to learn new skills and apply new managerial techniques to manage remote employees effectively.