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Flexible Work Scheduling And Telecommuting: Practical Strategies For a Productive Workforce

SKU:WC-1012238
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
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Telecommuting took over the headlines recently when Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyer decided to suspend the company's telework policy. Both employees and employers around the country reacted with strong feelings - many for, many against - but with no shortage of emotion.

Offering workplace flexibility can promote a strong work-life balance and is an effective way for companies to both attract and retain great workers. Flexible hours, compressed work-weeks, teleworking - these are not new concepts. In fact, more than 75 percent of employers now offer some kind of flexible schedule option, which is up from 66 percent in 2005.

But flexible scheduling and telecommuting options have their fair share of challenges, especially for organizations that are just beginning to incorporate such programs. How do they ensure it's being done fairly and legally? How can they rein in employees who have developed an entitlement mentality? Where do wage and hour and other regulations come into play?

As an employer, you want to keep your employees happy, but you also have to keep productivity up, so it's crucial for you to get up to date on the latest developments related to telecommuting and alternative scheduling so you can keep your organization on track and moving forward.

Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:

  • The definition of a flexible workplace - what it is, and what it isn't
  • The pros and cons of flex-time, compressed schedules, and teleworking
  • How to identify the key business drivers for your organization - articulating the tangible, quantitative benefits that will speak to upper management
  • Tips for designing a program and policy that integrate naturally with your policies (and realities) for performance management, security, and technology
  • How to help supervisors manage for results when it comes to remote employees: with performance metrics, not just presence
  • Examples of what's worked, and what hasn't, and what was learned from both
  • Why it is critical to train both managers and employees to assure common understanding, and clear and consistent practices
  • Advice for dealing with the negative perceptions that flex-workers may experience
  • How and when to discontinue teleworking programs, either for individuals or for the company - and not end up in the headlines
  • How to structure a pilot program, so you can start small, measure, and expand your program in a practical, business-based way
  • Keys to tracking and meeting goals with new workforce practices

About your presenter:
As founder and president of WorkLife Performance, Inc., Dayna Fellows offers more than 30 years of experience in professional development, performance management, and work/life programs and policies, with particular focus on managing telework and virtual teams. As a consultant, facilitator, and executive coach, Dayna has worked with clients in more than 15 countries. She is a highly rated guest faculty member at OPM's Eastern and Western Management Development Centers, and she is a national spokesperson on the challenges and rewards of a Flexible Workplace.

In just 90 minutes, learn the risks and rewards associated with telecommuting, compressed schedules, and more. Register now risk-free.

Cannot Attend The Live Presentation?

This presentation is also available in a recorded format, in CD version, as shown in the pricing options below.

About Webcasts / Audio Conferences / Podcasts:

Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:PHR / SPHR Re-Certification Credits
All US States: 1.5
About The Provider: BLR® is the leader in helping organizations, and their employees, reduce safety, environmental and employment compliance-related legal exposure, stay on the right side of law, and achieve their full potential. We offer best-in-class compliance product and services that includes news, information & analysis, best practice guidance, employee training and turn-key tools delivered in a wide range of formats from online applications, live events and websites to books, CD's, Video, Posters and newsletters geared to all sized organizations and industries.
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Keywords For This Course:

Work-life, Work-Life balance, Dayna Fellows, WorkLife performance, Retention, Performance management, Telework, Productivity, Telecommuting, Alternate Work Schedules, Flexible Workplace, HR Hero, webinar, Dayna Fellows, BLR

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