Is there a trend for increasing or decreasing the number of remote workers?
Is there a bias against remote workers that can hurt their chances for development and advancement?
What are HR’s and managers’ roles in facilitating the engagement and retention of remote workers?
What are the best practices for your employees?
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.
It’s estimated that between 20 and 30 million people work from home at least one day a week. With the rapid growth of social technologies and the emergence of new business collaboration tools, managing remote employees or work teams is becoming more common in today’s business world.
Kevin Kruse provides his unique entrepreneurial perspective to the challenges that organizations face regarding employee engagement. Recent reports state that only 1 out of 3 employees are engaged, Kevin offers up practical examples to learn ...