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ENGAGE & CONNECT: The New Normal when Back to the Office: Flexible Work Arrangements
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When: October 21, 2020
5:00 - 6:00pm
Where: ZOOM
United States
Contact: Alison Normand

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The New Normal when Back to the Office: Flexible Work Arrangements.

Led by Dr. Carmen Panzar, Senior Talent Management Consultant at Wolters Kluwer

After months of remote work due to the Covid pandemic, companies are preparing to return to the office. However, many employees are concerned about working again from office locations, whether it is due to their personal health safety, or their family health, or due to additional challenges with schooling young children.

In the last decade we saw several trend-setting companies banning, or significantly calling off remote work (e.g., IBM, Yahoo). Now companies are reconsidering, as they are encouraged by employees maintaining productivity during the extended remote work imposed by Covid. Peter Drucker's declaration in 1989 that "commuting to office work is obsolete" seems to become the new normal.

Human Resources professionals, more than ever, are on the front line to revive/create and implement Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA) policies and training their employees and managers in an accelerated fashion to be ready for implementation in anticipation of the approaching dates of returning to the office.

Join our October Engage & Connect Session to discuss creating effective FWA policies that build employee engagement while ensuring business needs are met in the new context.

Carmen Panzar
Sr. Talent Management Consultant
Wolters Kluwer

Carmen is a Talent Management & Organizational Development professional with 20+ years of experience in global complex organizations. In her current role of Sr. Talent Management Consultant with Wolters Kluwer, Carmen is responsible for global leadership, and organizational effectiveness - including the global employee survey, and major organizational initiatives to maintain and increase employee engagement. Wolters Kluwer is a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services for clinicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, and tax, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and regulatory sectors, operating in more than 40 countries.

Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Carmen worked as VP of Talent Management for Broadridge Financial Solution, and before that she worked as a Director of Leadership Development for Citigroup - Corporate Center and was the Global Director of L&D for Citigroup Audit organization.

Carmen also has several years of experience as an Organizational Development consultant for US and European companies.