Shelley Robbins, PhD

Dr. Shelley Robbins  is the Faculty Chair and Program Director for  Leadership and Human Resources Management for the School of Business and Technology at Capella University. She has held leadership positions at Capella University, the University of Minnesota, Coopers & Lybrand, KPMG, and Anlon Systems. She has also served on the faculty of Northwestern University, the University of St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee.   Dr. Robbins holds a Ph.D. in Strategy and Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois.  Her areas of expertise include strategic Human Resource management, organizational  effectiveness, leadership development, and change management.

She has published and has presented papers at national and international Conferences, including the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the O.D. Network,  the American Society for Training and Development, the International Leadership Association,  and the Society for Human Resources Management. She currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship.

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Virtually Not Forgotten: Effective Engagement Strategies for Remote Employees

July 14, 2015 | Shelley Robbins, Al Gorriaran

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.