In this Point of View, Ultimate Software Vice President of Human Resources Kathleen Pai shows how culture and smart management help employers leverage remote workers–without sacrificing engagement.

Shifts in workplace culture and connective technologies have created an influx of remote workers. In fact, 25 percent of the workforce works remotely in some capacity.

This has created a whole new set of challenges in talent management: While the breakdown of geographic barriers expands the talent pool, dispersed populations can have an adverse effect on culture if people aren’t managed effectively.