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Concurrent Session
Out of Office The Rise of the Remote Worker
Wednesday 06/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn the benefits of jumping on the remote worker bandwagon and how to support these employees to ensure optimum performance. 

Studies show that nearly half of the U.S. workforce has a job that is suitable for full or part-time remote work. What used to be a rare benefit is quickly becoming the way in which we work. This session highlights the key elements that should be addressed to maximize the performance of a team that includes remote workers. You will gain a thorough understanding of challenges affecting communication, engagement and productivity and will learn a variety of ways to mitigate and/or solve these problems. At the end of this concurrent session, you will be able to: 

  • Analyze which positions are “ripe” for telecommuting and/or remote work.
  • Identify pitfalls and/or challenges regarding performance and productivity.
  • Identify management actions that either solve the performance/productivity problems and/or mitigate them enough to continue the arrangement.
  • Identify various technological tools and solutions that not only help manage the remote worker but help amplify their engagement and performance.
Heather Kinzie, SHRM-SCP Photo
Heather Kinzie, SHRM-SCP, Partner,
The Strive Group