Working Virtual: Attracting and Managing the Best Talent
More and more organizations around the country are trying to identify and implement creative solutions and flexible work environments to attract the best talent in their field. According to a poll conducted in 2015, 68% of college grads are more attracted to organizations that allow staff to work remotely at least some of the time, and employee satisfaction is one of the keys to finding and keeping good talent.
This session will help you identify the issues that are encountered when managing remote staff. Through the use of examples, stories, and interactive conversations, participants will learn how to create a remote working environment that is effective and efficient. Through the use of modern communication skills, technology, and process, managers can ensure a collaborative work environment that allows employees to feel like they are part of a team rather than an individual alone on an island.
Having worked both as a remote employee for IBM and as the COO of InterfaithFamily, a nonprofit with a remote staff, Heather Martin has had first-hand experience of what to do and what not to do when trying to engage employees who are not physically in the same space.
- Learn how to find talent and effectively manage a remote workforce
- Understand the needs of a remote staff
- Improve employee job satisfaction