The circumstances surrounding the coronavirus are continuing to develop each day, and with the rapid-fire nature of the modern media, details vary from broadcast to broadcast, leaving the audience in fear and confused as to what next steps they should take. Having a plan is the best course of action, and with the changing national condition, employers are feeling the pressure of growing concern.
As this potential pandemic continues to unfold each day, there are steps employers can take to prepare their workforce, encourage behaviors, and manage the business environment effectively so employees can continue to remain engaged and reduce the risk of panic and concern.
Why you should Attend: If you are in a leadership position, experienced in HR, or new to the Human Resources field, have employees who travel or have a concern about how you will manage your people through crisis, this presentation will help you to:
- Have employees who are presently quarantined or infected with COVID-19
- Are in HR or new to HR
- Alleviate your concerns and get clarity for your communication and behavior
- Assist you to avoid ambiguous messaging to ensure your workforce is fully aware and working through changes being implemented
- Manage the functional workplace through this crisis, including up to date insight on the constantly changing environment
- Address the business’ internal and external response to the Coronavirus and any other crisis that occur
- Review your current processes and plan ahead for potential issue areas
Managing HR is about mitigating risk, reducing conflict, and pre-empting issues. The trouble right now is that there is an overwhelming amount of information and conflicting directives from multiple sources. Because Brenda is monitoring the situation constantly and can apply her years of experience to the scenarios playing out, this presentation is vital for you to stay ahead of the changes and to ensure your workplace is proactively maintaining expectations, communication and function.
As a result of the training, you will be better equipped to make decisions regarding the operation of your business, and be able to lead, or assist leaders in the business, and prepare the business for ongoing change.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Understand what impact the coronavirus has on the workplace
- Up-to-date litigation that is taking place in the US from COVID-19 related employer mistakes
- How to determine what precautions employers and managers can take to mitigate the spread
- Communicate effectively with employees through company-wide communication channels and managers
- Avoid the risks of miscommunication
- How to manage both Exempt and Non-exempt employees if the need arises for telecommuting
SpeakersBrenda Neckvatal is an international award-winning HR professional and is often referred to as the “HR Force of Nature” by her clients. Not only does she help business leaders solve their most difficult people issues, she is a specialist in crisis management, government contracting HR compliance, and mentor to women in HR working as an HR department of one.
Featured in Forbes and Inc.com, she started as an HR sprout after a solid fourteen year career in retail management. She really enjoys helping people solve their unique problems, and human resources offered her the ability to support her co-workers in a greater capacity. Having the benefit of working for a total of five Fortune 500 companies, she converted her experience into advising her audience to use tried and trusted best practices that help small businesses achieve their workforce goals.
In her 30 year career in human resources and business, she has consulted to nearly 500 small businesses and C-suite leaders. She has optimized employee effectiveness and helped mitigate the high costs that are associated with making hasty employment related decisions.
Brenda is a devoted volunteer in the Navy SEAL Community and is constantly finding new ways of supporting veterans of Naval Special Warfare.
She dedicates 32 weeks a year working with The Honor Foundation to support the career transition of Special Forces personnel by providing them with her knowledge, insight, and creativity.
Perseverance, integrity, and relentless optimism are just of the few of the ingredients that make up what you experience when meeting and working with Brenda.
Who Should Attend
- Business Owners who are concerned about the spread of the coronavirus and how absenteeism will impact productivity
- Anyone who is a new or experienced Manager and Supervisor
- HR Generalists and Administrative Assistants
- Payroll staff, and small business Administrative Assistants