The New Normal: A phrase that has been used quite often since this past March. We’ve seen the onset of a novel virus, a resurgence in the civil rights movement and a total upheaval of the way in which we work with each other and conduct business. With companies around the world working from home, workers have started to re-evaluate what they need and expect from their employers and what is expected of them not only in terms of structure, but support. As most are still deep in the Zoom universe, some businesses are working to figure out how to return to the office efficiently and effectively without putting their employees at risk.
Join us at the Future of Work Forum: The New Workplace, where we’ll focus on areas that are front and center for business leaders. From hiring and retention, leading a remote workforce, even returning to the office, we’ll discuss these topics in hopes to better understand the overall impact this pandemic has had on the way we work. You’ll hear from executives across industries as they have an open and honest discussion about their plans for this shifted workforce, and how to ensure that their employees feel safe, supported and heard in this time of uncertainty.
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Thursday, October 15 (schedule localized to America/New York )
12:00 p.m.Opening Remarks and Key Trends
Welcome to the Future of Work Forum LIVE: The New Workplace. We'll run through the agenda for the day, all leading up to our Town Hall.
12:15 p.m.Workplace Values: How to Lead in a Time of Uncertainty
The last 6 months have been a whirlwind of changes, keeping business leaders on their toes to make proactive decisions instead of reactive ones. In this session, hear from one executive as they outline how they have kept communication at the forefront of their business decisions, and how employees are playing a huge role in these process changes.
12:45 p.m.Partner Perspective
1:00 p.m.Are Virtual Happy Hours Dead?
As Zoom fatigue sets in, leaders are tasked with ensuring that their employees feel connected to their coworkers. In this session, we’ll explore ways to keep employees from burning out in their own virtual office. From social distance meet-ups, to Zoom talent shows, keeping a sense of culture is more important than ever as physical distance strains on.
1:20 p.m.Partner Perspective
1:35 p.m.The Hiring Expansion
With a dispersed workforce, the process of hiring and onboarding new employees needs a serious facelift. Hear from one executive as they outline how they have been able to expand their talent pool in this time of remote working. Will that be here to stay? Will major city hubs be replaced with employees spread out across the country, or even globe? Let’s discuss what this looks like for the long haul.
1:55 p.m.Partner Perspective
2:10 p.m.Diversity and Inclusion
With the Black Lives Matter movement still front and center, how have companies held up their initial pledge for a more diverse and inclusive work environment? In this session, we’ll hear how companies are making sure that these values remain a priority in evolving their current practices.
2:30 p.m.Partner Perspective
2:45 p.m.The Future of the Office
As the coronavirus outbreak drags on and more companies think of flexible work arrangements, what exactly does the return to work look like? Hear from one founder as they outline how they are moving forward with partially reopening offices far ahead of competitors, and what the future of the office looks like.
3:05 p.m.Key Takeaways
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3:15 p.m.Town Hall
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Hearing everyone's perspective reinforced the fact that we need to continue to move in the right direction as a company and individuals.
— Controller & HR Manager, Socialyte, LLC
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— Associate Director, Kepler Group
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— Marketing Manager, The New York Times
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