The Future of Remote Work with Kaleem Clarkson, Blend Me, Inc. (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 331)
In a fascinating and timely interview with host John Ray, Kaleem Clarkson of Blend Me, Inc. discusses the remote work experience, why issues of trust and responsibility weigh heavily on both employers and employers, the tension between companies and employees which will exist as the pandemic eases, and much more. “North Fulton Business Radio” is produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Blend Me, Inc.
Founded in 2013, Blend Me, Inc. helps location-independent startups and small businesses improve the remote employee experience, from onboarding to offboarding. By taking a collaborative approach we assist clients with the journey each remote employee takes by being a member of your organization. Our solutions and services range from Onboarding Strategy and Design, Inclusion and Diversity, Employee Research and Engagement, Internal Marketing, and Communications.
Kaleem Clarkson, COO, Blend Me, Inc.
Kaleem is a husband, father, remote work advocate, people operations professional, and speaker. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Blend Me, Inc a remote employee experience consultancy that helps startups and small businesses onboard, engage and retain their remote teams. With nearly 20 years of strategic operations and event planning experience, he helps leadership implement people operations solutions that increase productivity and engagement for both internal and external stakeholders.
Kaleem was born and raised in Bangor, Maine, the home of Stephen King. He graduated from Worcester State University and was recently featured in Harvard Business Review and named one of the top 15 Remote Work Advocates and Leaders by All American Speakers Bureau.
Kaleem currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his family. When he is not working, you can find him mountain biking on the trails of Georgia with his headphones, blasting a little hard rock music.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- Why did you start Blend Me, Inc ?
- What is the remote employee, work from home experience?
- Why issues of trust and responsibility are so important
- What is the future of remote work?
- The tension between employer and employee remote work expectations after the pandemic eases
- Why are some companies going to require people to come back to the office?
- What are the biggest challenges companies are facing with remote work?
North Fulton Business Radio” is hosted by John Ray and produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
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