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Remote and Virtual Work: Trends, Challenges, and Strategies for Success

Webcast Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Note: This webcast will be closed captioned.

View the webcast at: Remote and Virtual Work: Trends, Challenges, and Strategies for Success


It’s estimated that 10 percent of the global workforce is comprised of remote workers. Organizations rely more and more on virtual, geographically dispersed teams using electronic communication as a primary means of connecting and getting work done.

Bradford Bell, associate professor of human resource studies, will take a closer look at remote and virtual work in this webcast. He’ll share findings from current research studies and a recent working group with Fortune 100 executives.

Christopher Collins, director of the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) and associate professor, human resource studies, will serve as moderator for this program.

What you will learn from participating in this webcast:

  • How prevalent is remote work today and what are the future trends?
  • What are the emerging issues having an impact on remote workers, such as work/life balance and isolation, and how can those be addressed?
  • What are the strategic drivers behind the increasing use of remote workers, and what are senior human resource executives saying about how to effectively manage this growing segment of the workforce

Background on CAHRS

CAHRS is the world's leading partnership between industry and academia devoted to global human resource management. The CAHRS partnership offers opportunities to work directly with key faculty and students; to participate in, influence, and be the first to learn about new research findings and applications; and to have unique interactions with the network of CAHRS partners, who represent more than 60 of the world's premier companies. For more information, please visit: Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies


In order to participate in the webcast, you will need computer access with a high speed Internet connection. The required browser is Internet Explorer. Windows users need to install Windows Media. Macintosh users need to install the Silverlight plug in. Click here for system requirements.


Lori Biechele
Cornell University ILR School