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Virtual Workforce Trends: What is HR's Role?

by Virtual Outplacement Services at Careerminds on Jul 10, 2013


Part 1: Virtual Workforce Trends ...

Part 1: Virtual Workforce Trends

• 2013 SHRM Workforce Trends report
• HR’s response to workforce trends
• Role of technology in a virtual workforce

Part 2: HR’s Role in Managing Virtual Teams

• HR’s role in supporting virtual teams
• Becoming more engaged in the success of your virtual workforce

Current workforce trends suggest that HR leaders are faced with the toughest challenges to attracting, rewarding and retaining talent. Research suggests that compensation alone is not doing the trick to solve the talent crisis. Employees are relying on employers to provide flexible work schedules and arrangements to balance work and life.

Technological advancements have made it possible to conduct business virtually anywhere in the world. More organizations are taking advantage of the ability to expand their brands and to connect their workforces, as well. Forty-two percent of HR Professionals said the use of technology to eliminate geographic barriers in the workplace would have a major impact on business operations in the near future. In a related trend, a combined 85% of HR reps said an increased use of virtual teams would affect the U.S. workplace in the next five years as reported by the 2013 SHRM Workplace Forecast. As these workforce trends become the “new normal” in the way employees work, companies are relying on HR to support virtual leaders and global virtual teams to be engaged and effective.

This webinar will focus on the current workforce trends of 2013 as well as provide HR professionals with strategies on forming and norming virtual teams, building trust and accountability of virtual teams, resolving conflict amongst virtual teams, delivering training, and implementing collaboration and communication tools.

Raymond Lee launched Careerminds in 2008, a virtual outplacement company. He brings over 18 years human resource leadership, virtual career consulting, and outplacement experience to Careerminds. Raymond pioneered the concept of virtual outplacement after experiencing years of traditional outplacement in a variety of HR roles. Over his career, he planned and executed several large-scale layoffs and in his last role set up a costly in-house brick and mortar outplacement center for displaced employees to access.

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