People at the Centre: Remote, but Not Distant – Employee Engagement and Performance in the "New Normal" of Remote Working

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    Join us, ADP and IBM for a series of webinars looking at how HR is facing a “new normal” of remote working, its challenges and benefits, and how to bring out the best in your workforce to maximise productivity and build organisational resilience in a post-COVID-19 future.

    Over the last few months, we have seen an enforced shift to remote working for many businesses, which has, in many cases, proved more successful than anticipated. Faced with an uncertain future, many businesses are considering pivoting to a fully agile, remote-working set-up, or at least a continuation of the status quo into 2021. However, what does this mean for staff? How do you keep them engaged, happy, motivated and performing at their best? How can you create meaning, purpose and a sense of togetherness when we could not be further apart? What are the implications for monitoring performance, pay, promotion and recognition of your star performers?

    The first of our webinars will take place on 16 September 2020 at 2:30 p.m. and will look at the tricky area of employee engagement and motivation, both in the context of temporary homeworking as a result of COVID-19 and permanent agile working, while future sessions will look at performance monitoring and management (28 October 2020) and appraisals, pay and the importance of appropriate use of HR tech in a remote environment (11 November 2020).

    We are delighted to have on our panel:

    David Regan (Chair) – David is a director in our global Labour & Employment team and leads a number of our wellbeing initiatives, including on Mental Health. David has helped numerous clients connect, share and discuss key issues relating to remote working and the management of employees throughout lockdown, including running a number of panel webinars and small group sessions on the topic.

    Stuart Martin – Stuart is a partner in the Talent and Transformation team at IBM and has significant experience with assisting clients in pivoting to agile working, as well as advising clients on future-proofing their HR and talent processes. Stuart will share with us some of the challenges that IBM’s clients have faced, as well as the latest IBM research in this area.

    Mel Robinson – Mel is a senior director and HR business partner for ADP, with responsibility for global field- and office-based teams. Having recently managed these teams through a transition to remote-working as a result of COVID-19, Mel will share her experiences of this transition, as well as how she and her team have assisted line managers with keeping two diverse groups of employees engaged and focussed through these challenging times.