Telecommuting: Effective Policies, Practices & Programs

Duration: 90 Minutes
Telecommuting, teleworking, flexible work arrangements. No matter what it's called, this type of arrangement can greatly benefit both employee and the employer, provided it is done right. There are many considerations that must be addressed prior to successfully implementing a telecommuting program in your company. Beyond the legal and technical aspects, companies must decide which employees are eligible to participate, what performance criteria will be established to ensure productivity, and how to train managers to lead a team that includes one or more remote workers.
Work from Home Employment
Product ID: 503690
Objectives of the Presentation
During the session you'll learn:
  • Why to offer a telecommuting or flexible work arrangement
  • Understand the pros and cons of this type of policy
  • Identify who is a good fit for telecommuting
  • The key policy considerations when creating a telecommuting policy
  • Understand the legal considerations
  • How to manage a remote team
Why Should you Attend
Supervisors, managers, HR professionals and business owners should attend this session to understand the components that make up a comprehensive telecommuting program. This will include policy considerations, best practices and program examples to achieve the greatest benefits for both the employees and the employer.

Areas Covered
  • Pros and cons of telecommuting
  • Competencies needed for effective telecommuters
  • What points need to be covered in a telecommuting policy
  • Legal impact of working from home including Wage & Hour concerns, employee safety and business confidentiality
  • Management best practices including communications, team building, accountability, performance standards, etc
Who will Benefit
  • Direct managers and supervisors
  • HR professionals
  • HR Managers
  • Directors of HR
  • Business Managers
  • HR Directors
  • Small Business Owners
  • Operations managers
Topic Background
Employers sometimes believe they are providing employees with a great work/life balance by allowing them to work from home. However, if not designed properly, issues can evolve that can hurt productivity, employee morale and manager effectiveness. By ensuring that right components of a telecommuting program are in place from the beginning, many of these issues can be avoided.
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Instructor Profile:
Chad Sorenson is the President and founder of Adaptive HR Solutions, LLC and has over 20 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.

He works with companies that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction trades, and professional services organizations. Prior to founding Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad has been Vice President, Director and Manager of Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.

He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Chad serves on the Executive Committee as the Treasurer for the HR Florida State Council, which has over 14,000 members statewide. He is also the Immediate Past President of SHRM Jacksonville having served as President for 2015 and 2016. Chad regularly speaks to other SHRM Chapters and business associations across the state on topics such as leadership development and employee engagement.

Chad is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The keys to his success are Devotion to God, Dedication to Family, Continuous Service, Lifetime Learning, and Always Remembering to Laugh.
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