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ThinkHuman
32:52
hello! This is Meredith in NYC
Erin Flannery
32:58
Hi! Erin from Lattice in SF
Byron Williams
32:58
Byron Williams - Localist Corp. - DC
Britt Kaplan
33:03
Britt from SoulCycle in NYC
Fatma Ghedira
33:04
Fatma New York
Katie Womersley
33:04
Katie in Vancouver, BC!
Jenna Dobby
33:06
Jenna - Hopper - Montreal
Amber Friedman
33:08
Amber, Pearl Buck Center, Eugene, OR
greg kuchcik
33:10
Greg kuchcik - San Diego, CA
Megan Wing
33:11
Megan in Vancouver
Kari Fass
33:11
This is Kari in Portland, OR.
Zoe Brownsell
33:12
Zoe from Elastic Path - Toronto
Meaghan Williams
33:12
Meaghan Williams - HubSpot - Boston
jennifer dikes
33:13
Jen, VA in SLC, Utah
Sarah Doss
33:14
Hi! Sarah from Pluralsight in Utah
Lisa Matthews
33:15
Lisa, NHA in Ohio
Julie Robinson
33:16
Hello! This is Julie from OXD in Vancouver
Claudia Madrigal
33:24
Claudia / Wizeline / México
Ali Sanders
33:49
Ali - Palo Alto, CA
Kevin Maher
33:58
Kevin from LiveBetter, in New Paltz, NY
Emily Kwong
34:04
Hi from RealSelf in Seattle, this is Emily.
Byron Williams
34:19
Consistent and meaningful engagement
greg kuchcik
34:20
quantifying productivity in-house vs remote
Sarah Doss
34:34
Equity/inclusion between in-office and remote team members
Laura Brown
34:36
L Brown, CT
Jenna Dobby
34:45
Inclusion
Thomas Velishek
34:46
onboarding and engagement
Kelsey Boyd
34:48
Engagement / feeling a part of HQ
Amber Friedman
34:53
My company is anti- platform. Management does not want to invest in slack or any such program, and yet want to create a stronger culture with our distributed workforce.
Meaghan Williams
34:57
Biggest challenge: how to effectively include remote employees in team events/cultural events when on a dispersed/hybrid team
Kevin Maher
35:19
biggest challenge: curating a connection with a larger team.
Kari Fass
35:23
Building perks that work across locations and don’t break the bank.
Lisa Matthews
35:26
Culture is non-cohesive
Kevin Conefrey
35:30
How to get remote employees to actually want to come into work from time to time.
Kari Fass
35:53
I’m at Thinkful and we are a remote-first company with an HQ in Brooklyn.
andrea theall
35:55
Current remote employee and we have 30% of our workforce in the US that is remote
Dominique Wirth
36:03
Have worked remotely for 4 years and about half of our team does as well
Fatma Ghedira
36:04
key themes : productivity, communication, diversity and inclusion, connectiona nd community
Fatma Ghedira
36:07
connection
Allie Stokes
36:30
Feeling of connection and offering similar or comparable learning and engaging opportunities for remote workers. Not feeling like they are forgotten or ignored.
Kim Bramwell
36:32
We are looking at the logistics and see if it's something that can be done.
Emily Kwong
36:35
Historically, we have not been very open to being remote but we recently hired a remote CTO and his vision is to transition the majority of the team to remote
andrea theall
36:36
How do you increase engagement
Madeline Scott
36:43
Biggest challenge is getting our remote workers to feel like they are an equal part of the team as our office workers - also getting them to feel like they are adequately trained and supported
Fatma Ghedira
36:58
Thank you all for sharing!
Fatma Ghedira
37:28
We are sorting out key themes and we will have our speakers touch on few of them
Virna Susnjar
38:39
We are a completely distributed organization in 20 different countries. What programs have you implemented that you have seen be successful? What does your onboading plan look like? Thank you!
Erin Flannery
38:42
Hi Everyone! If you’re just joining please share a bit about you (name, where you’re joining from, and what you do!) and any challenges you face around remote work
shannon Bean Scalise
39:25
Thank you! What's the name of the Chinese study on the call center that Katie shared?
Melanie Sanchez
40:56
What costs increase when moving an in-office worker to a remote worker?
Fatma Ghedira
41:07
Here is the stufy Katie spoek about: https://www.inc.com/scott-mautz/a-2-year-stanford-study-shows-astonishing-productivity-boost-of-working-from-home.html
Fatma Ghedira
41:16
spoke *
Alexis Rampaul
41:44
Hello! Alexis from UCLA Career Center here. Challenge with allowing partial remote work for interns is accountability - How do I know they worked on what they said? Also, how to structure boundaries - don't want them feeling like they need to reply on Slack when not working.
Britt Kaplan
42:09
You mention working from home can keep retention rates high…at our organization, any remote employees who have decided to leave have mentioned the disconnect from our HQ population…besides remembering to be inclusive, how can we be successful in retaining remote top talent?
Fatma Ghedira
42:14
Great question Rachel! sharing data about productivity and other companies that are fully remote and use them as a good example with your leadership team.
Fatma Ghedira
42:45
also if remote work comes up as a theme in employees survey, it could be a good argument to use with leadership.
Fatma Ghedira
43:30
hi! welcome
shannon Bean Scalise
43:30
Thank you Fatima for sharing the link to Katie's data!
Fatma Ghedira
43:59
Yes!!
Sarah Doss
45:38
OKRs = Objectives & Key Results (I imagine we have a distributed, diverse group joining in and not everyone is familiar.)
Sarah Doss
45:59
I gotchu.
Fatma Ghedira
46:11
Thank you Sarah
Angela Smith
46:39
Can Katie repeat that?
Kyle Keldsen
46:45
Stellar point Katie.
Erin Flannery
46:47
Awesome point, Katie!
Erin Flannery
47:12
Hi Sonia! Katie is the VP of Engineering at Buffer
Fatma Ghedira
47:15
yes Sonia mostly
Erin Flannery
47:33
But Bianca, Jocelyn, and Latoya are HR leaders
Angela Smith
47:52
Would love to hear more about the cultural fit interview
Erin Flannery
48:43
“Cope with Chaos” ! Love that quote, Katie!
Walter Soden
49:30
Will a recording of this be available afterwards? Have to step away for a call I couldn't get out of, and don't want to miss!
Erin Flannery
49:45
Yes! A recording will be shared.
Walter Soden
49:49
Great!
Kyle Keldsen
51:23
Brilliant Bianca! Strange to see re-framing this as a competitive advantage is still required in 2019—you’re spot on.
Angela Smith
51:38
How do you onboard remote folks most successfully?
Fatma Ghedira
52:03
we will talk about creating connections
ranada samuel
53:23
Hello Everyone,I’m Ranada Samuel a Recruiter that resides in South Carolina. I currently recruit in the Hospitality space, but have recruited in other industries in the past. I’ve worked remotely for the past 7yr and LOVE IT!https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranadaharrison/ Very often I have to connect with candidates via phone outside of traditional business hours, because they don’t want their current employer to know they are exploring the market.
Maggi Gentle
55:25
We do our onboarding via webex. We try to bring all employess together at least twice a year to have some bonding with our total employee population.
Fatma Ghedira
55:30
tools: SlackZoomInVisionGitHubTrelloDashlane:
Erin Flannery
55:50
If you have any fun team offsite ideas to share please do so! We just had a 4 day, whole company retreat out in the desert last weekend!
Fatma Ghedira
56:54
We used the Go Game last year and it was a nice fun experience
Erin Flannery
56:55
For us, we gave everyone the option to have the room but asked who would be willing to share if needed.
Kari Fass
57:25
We use a bot called donut to organize virtual coffees between groups!
Fatma Ghedira
57:42
comm tools: slack, zoom. Githib. Donut
Fatma Ghedira
59:08
Github *
Katie Womersley
59:47
We use Donut at Buffer, too
Kari Fass
01:00:41
That’s helpful to highlight! Not every solution works every where!
Vanessa Crespo
01:03:05
have any of you engaged any tools to help eliminate the need for a ton of meetings to help with scheduling over different time zones?
Linsey Tomsovic
01:03:38
*Sharing with all attendees: We work in a 24/7 support call center with half of our Associates working remote. We do not have the option to get everyone together all at once. What are some tips to help keep these employees engaged and connected?
Allie Stokes
01:05:39
@Linsey: Do you have any internal social media platforms to sharing recordings and/or updates so anyone who misses can get a glimpse? Change times so everyone gets an opportunity and everyone will miss out
Kevin Maher
01:08:05
What’s distracting Bianca???
Bianca McCann
01:08:21
My dog barked :)
Bianca McCann
01:08:30
My dog barked
Bianca McCann
01:08:32
“)
Fatma Ghedira
01:08:38
hahahhaha
Kevin Maher
01:08:39
It’s okay, Bianca. I’m bored, too
Orit Geron
01:08:51
:(
Orit Geron
01:08:58
not at all
Katie Womersley
01:10:21
Thanks Michele, glad you’re finding it valuable!
Fatma Ghedira
01:10:46
Thank you for the feedback Michele, we are happy to have you in the community
Kari Fass
01:12:48
We love OWL!
Fatma Ghedira
01:13:43
Sarah, it depends on companies, I would suggest to ask the remote employees what they would liek to see and have and make the decision according to their feedback and what the company could realistically do
Erin Flannery
01:14:22
FYI Latoya’s video is not showing but she’s on the line
Linsey Tomsovic
01:14:35
Thank you - Yes we use SLACK. Recordings is a great idea, thank you!
Fatma Ghedira
01:14:47
Great point Mark!
Kathryn Granum
01:17:36
We have contractors on our team which can be challenging for after hour events since they are not salaried employees
Erin Flannery
01:18:48
Love the idea of a Halloween photo contests!
ThinkHuman
01:20:02
I love the Halloween idea too!!!!
Amazing
greg kuchcik
01:21:03
Do you guys have any links to major studies that can be shared with executives? Something that can help kickoff a conversation
ranada samuel
01:21:05
Great Perks Jocerlyn!! That is the way to recruit top talent!!
Meaghan Williams
01:22:48
Can you link to that Gallup study as well, please? Thank you!
Erin Flannery
01:23:50
I believe this is the study that Meredith mentioned: https://news.gallup.com/businessjournal/206033/america-coming-workplace-home-alone.aspx
LaToya Lyn
01:24:00
Remote : Office Not Required Jason Fried
LaToya Lyn
01:24:08
great book!
Katie Womersley
01:24:42
Slack notification management, too :) — https://stories.buffer.com/i-turned-slack-off-for-a-week-heres-what-happened-6b6a764febc
Katie Womersley
01:27:08
We have minimum vacation of 15 days, too
Erin Flannery
01:27:26
ERGs = Employee Resource Groups
ranada samuel
01:27:32
Great advice Bianca!! You're an excellent leader!!
ANN GIBBONS
01:28:20
Capital One has very active ERGs across the country. They have virtual chapters and robust online meetings and Intranet resources.
ranada samuel
01:28:44
YES Budget is KEY!!
Erin Flannery
01:30:10
Thank you everyone for joining and contributing to the conversation today! A recording of the webinar will be sent out after the event.
shannon Bean Scalise
01:30:11
This was SUPER helpful, thank you! Hopping off for another meet. Have a wonderful day everyone!
Fatma Ghedira
01:30:35
Thank you for being part of the conversation!
Fatma Ghedira
01:31:03
Thank you all for being part of this webinar!
Meaghan Williams
01:31:05
This was so helpful! Thanks, all!!
Kevin Maher
01:31:08
thank you!!
Kari Fass
01:31:11
Thanks all!!
Dedeh La Foucade
01:31:15
Thank you so much for you r insight and knowledge.
Matthew Witulski
01:31:15
Fantastic - thanks!
Kyle Keldsen
01:31:16
Stellar webinar. thanks!
Kathryn Granum
01:31:17
THank you!
Bianca McCann
01:31:19
Thanks for joining~
Britt Kaplan
01:31:19
Thanks!