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Virtual First - A Lasting Outcome of the 2020 Pandemic

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 6, 2021 11:27:15 AM

01052021 Blog Virtual First - A Lasting Outcome of the 2020 PandemicWelcome to 2021.

It seems that everyone is taking a collective breath as we look forward with expectation of promise and insight in a new workplace environment largely mandated by long-term impacts of COVID-19. By the time the pandemic will be deemed “over”, a large fraction of the global developed workforce will have spent nearly two years in work-at-home environments, as many companies are targeting late 2021 for reopening their offices. Some others have rethought their workplace policy altogether. In October, DropBox announced its “Virtual First” strategyas an ongoing policy “remote work (outside an office) will be the primary experience for all employees and the day-to-day default for individual work.” There is also evidence that employees want some voice in when and how they work from home, seeking a model of “flexible work” that complements, rather than intrudes upon, life at home.[i]

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Topics: Virtual Training, Global Workforce, Virtual Teams & Modern Workplace

3 Things We Learned About Engaging with a Global Workforce

Posted by Katelind Hays on Nov 21, 2019 9:30:00 AM

How to engage employees in a global organizationVirtually There Session Recap 

How can learning leaders and other stakeholders better engage their workforce?

Gaining emotional and professional buy-in from employees requires a structured approach focused on communication. The language used to share corporate updates, train new skills, and clarify company values can fundamentally change how the target audience receives the message.

In global companies, language matters tremendously: it’s not just word choice that matters, but the dialect of delivery can either create a sense of inclusivity or ostracize entire subgroups.

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Topics: Virtually There, Global Workforce

Developing the Workforce in High School

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Apr 10, 2014 1:00:00 PM

This morning I was catching up on over due reading. In the October 2013 issue of ATD T&D Magazine I read a short article that struck me concerning a workforce development effort in Kentucky. (Bridging the Gap Between Education and Enterprise.)

The sentence which couldn't help but draw me in was:

The Kentucky Work Ready Communities program boosts high school graduation rates while simultaneously developing the state's workforce.

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Topics: Global Workforce