FlexJobs and Remote.co to Host The TRaD Works Forum on Remote Work in Washington, D.C.

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Remote work leaders from major companies and organizations will gather June 8-10 to advance remote work in modern workplaces

"Remote work is the future of the workforce, so the goal of TRaD Works is to provide a space where remote work leaders can share their knowledge, technologies and best practices on this evolving trend," said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs

FlexJobs and Remote.co are hosting the first ever TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, and Distributed) June 8 -10, 2016 at the Fairmont Washington, D.C.-Georgetown Hotel.

“Remote work is the future of the workforce, so the goal of TRaD Works is to provide a space where remote work leaders can share their knowledge, technologies and best practices on this evolving trend,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs and Remote.co. “Nowhere else will you find this caliber of leadership on remote work gathering to discuss the benefits, challenges, and opportunities that ‘TRaD’ working offers. This is going to be a collaborative event where leaders in remote work will help each other dial in how to track, support, and optimize remote work programs at their respective organizations.”

When: Wednesday, June 8th--Friday, June 10th, 2016

Nationally, telecommuting has grown 103 percent in the last ten years. More companies are offering telecommuting and flexible work options, but the majority are informal and only 3 percent of companies offering flexible work arrangements quantify the return on investment of their programs.

The two largest generations in the workforce, Millennials and Gen-Xers (who represent 106.4 million workers) have voiced their demand for flexible work options, making it a critical employment issue for companies to address.

Telework can keep businesses viable during major events that disrupt commutes. In Washington D.C., for example, the winter of 2015 brought severe storms, mass-transit shutdowns, and the Pope’s visit--and telework was widely encouraged to alleviate business disruptions.

Who: Featured speakers include:
Mohammed Chadi, Director Global HR Services with Dell
Kelly Wallace, Digital Correspondent & Editor-at-Large with CNN
Ken Matos, Vice President of Research with Life Meets Work

Panelists include leaders from ADP, American Express, Anthem, Clorox, Dell, Kaplan, SAP, Sodexo, UnitedHealth Group, Xerox, the U.S. Department of Labor, and more.

What: The TRaD Works Forum agenda includes various keynotes, panels, and workshops related to the entire life cycle of remote work:

Building a Business Case for Remote Work and How to Get Buy-In From Stakeholders
How Millennials are Shaping Work Flexibility in a Multigenerational Workforce
What is The Global Impact Of Remote Work
The Current Landscape of Remote Work and Work Flexibility - What the Numbers and Studies Show
Curating Culture In A Remote Workforce
How Employer Branding Leaders Leverage Remote Work to Attract Top Talent
Supporting Managers To Be Effective Remote Team Leaders
Case Study-Dell's Remote Work Journey Towards ROI
Keynote from CNN's Kelly Wallace
Hiring and Recruiting Remote Workers
Communication and Collaboration Tools
Employee Resource Groups For Remote Workers
Workshop-Developing a Remote Work Playbook At Your Organization

Where: Fairmont Washington, D.C.-Georgetown hotel

How: If you are interested in attending as press or in interviewing the panelists, please contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner(at)flexjobs(dot)com. To register as an attendee, please visit: https://trad.works/#_register.

About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 50 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive and freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over one million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared on CNN and Marketplace Money and in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, and hundreds of other trusted media outlets. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton Fell has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility. Sutton Fell is also the creator of The TRaD* Works Conference (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.

About Remote.co
Remote.co is a dedicated website that provides information and best practices about starting, developing, and managing successful remote workers, teams, and companies. Designed specifically as the definitive resource for companies interested in or already embracing remote work as part of their business model, Remote.co is the leading space for innovative conversations around remote work.


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