Seventy-nine percent of surveyed organizations report they have a significant retention and engagement problem.3.2 million Americans work from home and the number of organizations offering work-from-home benefits has risen over the past several years. Full-time employees who work the majority of their time (5 days a week) in a remote location from their companies’ office face many challenges such as, social isolation, decreased engagement, and increased work-family conflict. However, little is known about the effective engagement and retention strategies for the virtual workforce.
With this original research and associated webcast, we will answer the following:
- Is there a trend for increasing or decreasing the number of virtual workers?
- Is there a bias against virtual workers that can hurt their chances for development and advancement?
- What are HR’s and managers’ roles in facilitating the engagement and retention of virtual workers?
- What are the best practices for your employees?