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Silicon Valley – Building an Intentional Culture in a Virtual Work World

October 11 @ 5:15 pm 7:30 pm PT

We’ve seen a massive shift from an emphasis on in-person culture to a remote workforce, with nearly 90% of companies encouraging or requiring employees to work from home, according to a global survey by Gartner. However, so many leaders were not prepared or ready for this shift considering the suddenness and the fact that the decision was driven by a pandemic and not a planned decision by leaders. The courage and leadership by HR during these unprecedented times was called upon and has not let up. We are faced with the reality that employees are feeling less connected to their companies and job change is easier, as I heard one person share, “I stay working at the same place (my home), it’s just different people on the zoom call.”

Leaders and employees are looking to the People teams, to more than ever, drive an intentional culture that creates a sense of connectedness, belonging and that allows both its people and business to thrive.

Learning Objectives
– What are some frameworks, practices and tools that can be leveraged in a virtual world where people feel more comfortable, respected, treated like a valuable member of the team and create a sense that it’s where they belong?
– How do we optimize virtual work teams?
– What can HR be doing around this newly coined concept or phenomenon of the quiet quitters?
– Shared ideas for building a strong remote / virtual work culture.

Presenter Bio

May O’Neal is Chief People Officer of Varo Bank N.A. and is responsible for executing Varo’s strategic growth plan.  Their employees are the heart of the company, and she is dedicated to creating a people-first culture at Varo.  Prior to Varo, May was the Chief People Officer at WageWorks and the Head of Global Human Resources at ZiLog, Inc. Prior to ZiLog, May was the Project Manager responsible for  the restructuring of North America Hallmark Cards, Inc. and the HR Business Partner for the Information Technology Division at Hallmark Cards, Inc.  May holds an M.S. in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago and a B.S. in Science from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. May has a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification and a SHRM-SCP. She served on the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) Board of Directors, including as President, and on the Board of Directors of HR People + Strategy (SHRMs Executive Network).

When you register, please indicate on the form if you will attend in-person or virtually through Zoom. If you select virtual, you will be emailed a Zoom link by the Silicon Valley Board prior to the event.

Free – $35.00 based on membership status

The Garage at Santa Clara Square Apartment Homes

3405 Montgomery Dr.
Santa Clara, California 95054 United States


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