The Home-Based Worker Revolution—How to Effectively Select and Manage this Unique Workforce

2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will show you how to provide flexible work arrangements without compromising company performance.

Offering a flexible work environment is one of the best ways to attract and retain top talent but remote workforce arrangements continue to present challenges. Such programs have led to an avalanche of questions related to the effectiveness of a workforce that performs some or all of its job from home. How do you know “work from home” employees are actually working? How can you ensure they are as productive from home as they would be from the office and that they are 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.

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

·         How to lead and manage employees who work outside the office environment.

·         How to decide when working remotely is an appropriate and feasible option and how to set rules and guidelines.

·         Common pitfalls and issues, and how to anticipate and avoid them.

·         Information on logistical and insurance issues to consider with home-based workers.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am

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.

Columbus GH, East Tower, Ballroom Level
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