Human Resources in the Future of Remote Work agenda

Human Resources in the Future of Remote Work
9 – 10 – 22 – 23 – 30 September 2020, 11.30am -12.30pm AEST on Zoom

Looking after your health and wellbeing during COVID-19

Wednesday 9th September – 10:30am to 11:30am AEST

  • Considering the different psychological phases of managing COVID-19 for each individual
  • Utilising supportive leadership to maximise team spirit and mental health in the ‘new normal’
  • Engaging effectively with your team to promote good health, wellbeing and productivity
  • Programs to support staff during the pandemic

Andrew Marks, Director of Counselling and Mental Health programs, Monash University

Anne Ohlmus, Manager, Wellbeing and Sustainability Engagement, Monash University

Natasha Bucker, Wellbeing and Sustainability Engagement Officer, Monash University


Preparing your workforce for the future of remote work after COVID-19

Thursday 10th September 2020 – 11:30am to 12:30pm AEST

  • Evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of a remote workforce
  • Utilising technology to optimise remote productivity
  • Identifying the additional challenges for off-site workers during COVID-19
  • Preparing your workforce for the changes which follow the Coronavirus epidemic
  • Addressing conflicts and complications revealed by COVID and remote work within your team
  • Synergising lessons learned from remote work with your existing WHS and HR policy

Alexandra Allars, Executive Branch Manager, People and Performance, ACT Education Directorate


Achieving optimal engagement in HR practice with a team working from home

Tuesday 22nd September 2020 – 11:30am to 12:30pm AEST

  • Introducing computer software to maintain effective communication
  • Adapting principles of best practice job and workplace design
  • Accounting for the psychosocial obstacles within remote work
  • Maximising agency in remote work to increase performance and morale

Simone Wright, Vice President Human Resources Asia-Pacific, Pearson


Managing performance of employees working from home safely and effectively

Wednesday 23rd September 2020 – 11:30am to 12:30pm AEST

  • Adapting your HR style to the digital space to achieve ideal outcomes
  • Identifying the role of team dynamics in shaping individual performance
  • Redesigning key performance indicators to account for remote work
  • Considering the risks of remote work performance monitoring software
  • Maximising individual performance through constant, constructive, and personal communication

Seemali Shukla, Country Human Resources Manager ANZ, HP


“SMART Work Design: The Secret to a Thriving Remote Workforce”

Wednesday 30th September 2020 – 11:30am to 12:30pm AEST

  • Why is work design important?
  • What is the SMART Work Design framework?
  • The benefits of SMART Work Design for productivity, safety and employee wellbeing
  • Practical strategies for working remotely

Lena Wicha, Senior Organisational Behavioural Specialist, Centre for Transformative Work Design