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Creating Next Generation Workplaces - Setting Up A Virtual Workplace Plan

Instructor: Teri Morning
Product ID: 702914
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This HR compliance training will clearly explain how you can adapt compliant HR best practices in setting up a virtual workplace plan. It will discuss the key elements, dos and don’ts of effective HR program implementation in a virtual workplace environment.

Why Should You Attend:

Technology at lightning speed continues to reduce the global gap and virtual workplaces are everywhere as an expectation and is even used in some companies as a way to reduce overhead costs. Some employees have never known any kind of workplace but a virtual one. Working virtually has overnight become so mainstream that in some respects you're almost considered "old school" if your business doesn't at least allow it for some jobs.

But as more and more employees flood into a hodgepodge of largely individually negotiated work "agreements", the problems can begin. It seemed easy - employees could just work in a different place, but actually it turned out to be a different way of working. So as they say - fail to plan, then plan to fail.

This HR compliance webinar will discuss in detail the compliance hotspots and considerations of different HR laws implementation in a virtual environment. From job identification issues, existing policy revisions, clarifying performance expectations, having to plan communications, and different methods of employee selection, it will cover all important matters that need careful consideration and planning in a virtual workforce.

It will help attendees to identify how to foster teamwork between people who never traditionally meet or even seen each other.

Areas Covered in the Seminar:

  • They Did WHAT? Compliance hot spots and considerations; exempt/non-exempt timekeeping, FMLA, safety, data security and more.
  • Not all high performance translates to a virtual workplace - identifying virtual high performers, both new hires and within existing employees.
  • Out of sight doesn't have to equal out of mind. Managing performance from afar through objectives and expectations.
  • Reorganizing current virtual arrangements and setting up processes for new ones. Tips for transitioning workforces.
  • When "working in your pajamas" doesn't. Pitfalls of virtual workplaces.
  • Making time to communicate. Dos and Don'ts for a virtual manager.
  • How to foster teamwork between people who never traditionally met or even seen each other.
  • How to move people back to a traditional workplace or move them on.

Who Will Benefit:

  • HR Managers
  • Front line Managers
  • Branch or Division Managers
  • Small Business Owners

Instructor Profile:

Teri Morning, MBA, MS, SPHR, SPHR-CA is the President of Teri Morning Enterprises and has over 15 years human resource and training experience in a variety of professional fields, including retail, distribution, architectural, engineering, consulting, manufacturing (union), public sector and both profit and non-profit company structures. Ms. Morning has consulted with employers on their problems and trained managers and employees for over 10 years, meeting and working with employees from all types of businesses. In addition to a MBA, she has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development with a specialization in Conflict Management. She was certified by the State of Indiana in mediation skills, is qualified as a Myers-Briggs practitioner and holds the dual SHRM certification of a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources – California (SPHR-CA).

Topic Background:

Employees can often function quite well in a regular workplace, but fail miserably when working virtually. Working remotely requires a strong set of attributes.

There is a multitude of problems, considerations and changes a business should consider when planning a virtual workplace such as:

  • Successful performance management for virtual workforces will demand being closer than working in the office.
  • Traditional mindset managers, who challenge the program, might be right about some aspects (and some people.)
  • Damage to morale of those employees who are left behind working in the real office, this canceling out virtual employees' engagement gains.
  • HR may have to struggle with getting crucial employees back in the office; as working virtually began as a perk but surprisingly didn't work out.
  • Setting up employees' office at their homes can quickly eat up a lot of overhead gains.
  • Complicating the majority of virtual workplace problems is that often the compliance challenges that an employer faces are not the ones HR and leaders carefully considered and worried about. Because, after all when most HR laws were written, no one considered asking to "go work at the beach."

Job identification issues, existing policy revisions, clarifying performance expectations, having to plan communications, and different methods of employee selection are just a few of the important matters that need careful consideration and planning in a virtual workforce.

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