Workforce Development Month: Work in a Virtual World

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Sept. 9, 2020 - Colorado is celebrating Workforce Development Month throughout September. The theme “From Adversity to Opportunity” was chosen to focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic, with different topics being highlighted each week.

This week’s topic, “Work in a Virtual World,” highlights the ways in which the world of work has shifted due to the pandemic as Colorado workers, job seekers, and employers have transitioned to working remotely. As remote work increases throughout the state, there are new opportunities for employees and employers to connect with talent and jobs outside their immediate area, as well as adopt new best practices for remote work to improve company culture and employee lifestyle. 

Work in a Virtual World

The CWDC has developed several resources to help Colorado employers make a successful transition to work in a virtual world:

  • Talent Development Playbook: Agile Employer: The Talent Development Playbook was created to help businesses identify and implement the talent development strategies that best meet their needs. The Agile Employer section features practical steps businesses can take to remain agile and competitive during uncertain times, including successful strategies for transitioning to remote work. 
  • Remote Work Case Studies: The CWDC and CDLE Office of the Future of Work partnered with three businesses to develop case studies exploring the transition to remote work for a small, medium, and large business. The case studies aim to raise awareness about remote work, share promising practices that support a smooth adoption of remote work, and promote the location-neutral incentive made available by OEDIT.

Throughout the week CDLE is also sharing tips for finding remote work, events taking place during Workforce Development Month, and additional resources for working in a virtual world. Follow CDLE on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook for more information, and follow the CWDC on Twitter and LinkedIn for resources throughout September.

Have an event or story you want to share? Submit your events and success stories for promotion throughout September.