Distributed Work Best Practices: Lessons Learned

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Recorded On: 10/22/2020

Whether you have one employee, one department, or your entire office working remotely—you have a distributed team. Hear from a panel of staffing industry executives who have a distributed workforce model in place and lessons they have learned each step of the way. How do they maximize opportunities to connect with internal employees, clients, and candidates in innovative ways? What technologies have they implemented? Security best practices? Productivity models? This panel will take a deeper dive into their distributed work strategies and share implementation plans.

Kia K. Matthews (Moderator)

Certification and Education Specialist, ASA

Matthews has worked at ASA since 2017 and has assisted hundreds of staffing professionals earn and maintain ASA credentials. She is passionate about professional development, specifically within the staffing industry, because she believes that knowledgeable staffing owners, recruiters, and other professionals ultimately have the greatest opportunity to improve the lives of temporary workers nationwide. In addition to her work at ASA, Matthews volunteers with Washington, DC-area organizations to assist persons experiencing homelessness. She also writes novels and studies the viola. 

Patty Hampton, CSP

vice president and managing partner, Nonprofit HR

Hampton has dual leadership roles with Nonprofit HR. As vice president, she is recognized for driving multiple strategies and expanding the footprint for the firm’s talent acquisition and executive search practice areas. She has a deep appreciation for innovation backed by over 25 years of extensive expertise in human capital management and executive recruitment and consultation. With a keen focus on talent acquisition and management and executive search, she is also considered the firm’s resident expert in employee engagement and communication, executive talent recruitment, and transformational leadership. As the managing partner, Hampton co-leads the business and financial strategies of the firm and is a member of the senior management team. She received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Trinity University in Washington, DC, and she is a Certified Staffing Professional, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and a member of the ASA women in leadership interest group.

David Leto

President, Palmer Group

Leto joined Palmer Group in 2004 and has held multiple roles in his 16 years with the company. Currently serving as president, Leto is responsible for leading the operations and strategy for Palmer Group and its nearly 80 internal employees. Leto is involved in community and volunteer activities such as JDRF, serves in cabinet and board positions for the Greater Des Moines Partnership, is a board member for the West Des Moines Leadership Advisory Board, and volunteers in a variety of leadership capacities at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and School, Dowling Catholic High School, and the Diocese of Des Moines. Leto grew up in Des Moines and attended the University of Northern Iowa and earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 1999.

Jennie Taylor

President, NW Staffing Resources

Taylor is president of NW Staffing Resources, an award-winning regional staffing agency based in Portland, OR, and Sacramento, CA. Her mission is to foster a supportive, collaborative, and fun company culture that encourages progressive thinking, ethical decision making, compassion, accountability, and excellence. After spending more than two decades in a variety of roles in the staffing industry, Taylor knows that a great customer experience starts with a compassionate staff who understand the stressors of finding work and onboarding a new employee—and that the best solutions for clients happen when candidate goals are understood and prioritized. Taylor actively participates in Vistage, numerous industry peer groups, and the ASA Washington Network. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Oregon State University.

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