The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic and states like New York and Massachusetts have declared a state of emergency. This is impacting every company, especially those in cities seeing an uptick in confirmed cases. So what is everyone doing to take their workforce home and begin working remote during COVID-19?
Many companies are trying to navigate this somewhat uncharted territory. It’s not easy. Remote work trial runs have begun. That’s where an entire company works from home to figure out the kinks before officially going fully remote. From testing your VPN to setting up conference lines - it’s tough to keep your team productive when everyone is in transition mode.
Some companies already have a partially remote workforce, but others don’t have a remote or work from home policy. How do you go from being a fully present workforce to becoming remote in a matter of days?
Thankfully, other companies are already operating as fully remote organizations. We can lean on them to understand how they operate on a day-to-day basis while collectively achieving their company goals.
The greatest workplace trend is suddenly becoming a necessity. To make this transition successful, remote and non-remote company leaders are coming together and sharing how they’re going to get this done.
We’re bringing together a panel of experts to talk about what they’re doing right now. Leaders and talent executives will be joining us remotely from Boston, New York, and San Francisco to share their views on how to successfully work remotely during COVID-19.
Why invent the wheel when you can share it?
Meet Basel Fakhoury, CEO at UserInterviews. Basel runs a fully remote and distributed team. He is a well-known leader in the future of remote work.
Introducing Mike Hebert, VP of People at EdX. Mike has led talent teams at Wayfair, Monster, and Localytics. He also runs the largest People Ops community in Boston.
Basel and Mike are going to share their experiences in the subject of working remote and what they’re doing in response to COVID-19. You will also be given an opportunity to ask questions and get advice as it relates to your company.
Listen to the leaders of Drafted, Boston Talent Acquisition Talent Operations (BoTaTo), and other community members discuss best practices for shifting your company to working remote during COVID-19.
We encourage you to stay up-to-date with what's happening around you by reading and adding your info to StayingHomeClub. This is a public resource of all the companies working remote during COVID-19 or events changed because of COVID-19.
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