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Where do we go from here? The Blended Workforce


With a year of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, many employers are finding themselves in a blended workforce situation:  those virtual and those in the office – with both camps having varying degrees of desire to either stay where they are at or change.  Should employers continue to offer both options and keep schedules flexible?  What risks are at stake for those that require all employees to come back? Join us as we talk with Mary Jo Spierkman of Hausmann-Johnson about the future of the remote worker and key considerations for managing a blended workforce.

About the Host - Jake Siudzinski, MBA

Jake is the Director of Client Relations for The QTI Group and has been with the organization for over 7 years.  With over 15 years of experience in the HR industry, Jake is motivated by delivering exceptional results with a consultative focus on customer partnerships. He enjoys developing relationships with organizations to help them with their human resources and talent acquisition needs. 

Jake holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has earned his MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business. He was also named in In-Business’ “40 under 40” list.

Jake is very active in the community including acting as an Ambassador for the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce and Metro Milwaukee SHRM.  He is also a Past President of the Greater Madison area SHRM chapter, Leadership Greater Madison participant, and was a patient volunteer and committee member for the Care for All Campaign at Agrace HospiceCare.

About the Guest, Mary Jo Spiekerman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Mary Jo Spiekerman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is Vice President of Human Resources and a Principal at Hausmann-Johnson Insurance and The Benefit Services Group. With over 20 years of human resources experience in numerous industries, Mary Jo advises her clients of Hausmann-Johnson Insurance on human resources related issues. She provides guidance on complex employment topics such as employee relations, talent management, recruitment, onboarding, and training. Mary Jo is a graduate of Marian University with degrees in Business Administration and Human Relations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Community Support Network and serves as a consultant to the Personnel Committee of her village board. When she’s not working, she takes the time to relax with family and friends at her cabin on the Wisconsin/Upper Michigan border.

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