The Home-Based Worker Revolution: How to Effectively Select and Manage This Unique Workforce

2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: You will learn how to provide flexible work arrangements without compromising your organization’s performance.

Offering a flexible work environment is one of the best ways to attract and retain top talent. However, such programs have led to an avalanche of questions related to the effectiveness of a workforce that performs some or all of its work from home. How do you know work-from-home employees are actually working? How can you ensure they are as productive from home as from the office, as well as a part of your team and culture? How can field management effectively lead a remote team? This session will cover:

·         Best practices on communicating with and tracking a remote team.

·         How to set rules and guidelines, and decide when remote work is appropriate and feasible.  

·         Tips and strategies on how to avoid common pitfalls.

·         Logistical and insurance issues that must be considered with home-based workers.

·         Policies and tactics necessary to breed a culture that leads to a productive and successful remote workforce.

·         How to lead and manage employees working outside the traditional office environment.  

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

David Lewis


David Lewis is the founder, president, and CEO of OperationsInc, one of the nation’s largest human resources consulting firms. OperationsInc has grown steadily since its inception in 2001, and now engages a team of over 90 professionals providing HR, Payroll, Training, and Recruiting support to a base of over 1,600 clients. David is leveraging a 30-plus year career in human resources and operational management for leading firms including Merck/Medco and Computer Associates. He serves as an on-air subject matter expert in the areas of human resources, workplace management, and small business issues for MSNBC, FOX, CBS Radio and NPR, and regularly appears in national publications like The New York Times, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal.

Northern Hemisphere E3&4
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
HR Expertise
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