The circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are continuing to develop hourly (let alone daily), and with the rapid-fire nature of modern media and social media channels, details vary from broadcast to broadcast, leaving many in the workforce in confusion and fear.
Most are confused about the next steps they should take, either paralyzed by fear, worried about their future or in the shock and denial phase of the crisis.
Having a plan is the best course of action for any business, however for many, especially those who have not implemented crisis management plans in the past, we are entering new territory.
The pandemic is creating a constantly changing national condition which has employers feeling the pressure and unfortunately due to the overload of news and information (often contradicting itself) leaders are running the risk of being ambitious in their communication and actions with employees. Ambiguity leads to confusion and creates more uncertainty and fear. This is something we all need to avoid.
Thankfully, there are steps employers can take to prepare their workforce, encourage certain behaviors and manage the business environment effectively, so employees can continue to remain engaged and reduce the risk of panic and concern.
These steps are the basis of crisis management and often seem commonsense, however, in a crisis it is more difficult to remain calm and think or behave in a considered way. It is vital for HR professionals that reasonable practices are established and followed, plans put in place and implemented, and most importantly, any action taken has been thoroughly understood, investigated, checked and measured in order to avoid longer term damage to the business.
Every day the boundaries and goal-posts are moving, so it is vitally important that leaders in industry, business and human resources are kept as up to date as possible to avoid generating fear, adding to the confusion or creating workplace dysfunction. We need to know all we can in order to adapt, innovate and implement new ways of operating during a crisis.
This is why clear communication, accurate information and considered action are required.
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:
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 to prepare the business for ongoing change.
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Gregory Powell, Esquire, has practiced labor and employment law for 25 years, including working as a hearing officer and attorney for the National Labor Relations Board for almost fourteen years. He graduated law school from the University of Wisconsin in 1994, where he focused on Labor and Employment law; he earned a Masters in Divinity from Regent University’s School of Divinity, focusing on Life Coaching and Practical Theology; he earned a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Alabama in Creative Writing: he is both a published poet and his plays have been staged by repertory companies around the country. He graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in journalism. He tours the country delivering one-day and two-day seminars to public and private companies, concerning topics like Hostile Work Environment, Work Place Violence, Mastering a Captive Audience Meeting during a Union Drive, Discrimination, Corporate Downsizing, Retaliation, Effective Performance Improvement Plans, Life Coaching, and Negligent Retention. He is available for a seminar at your facility