COVID-19: Human Resources Risk Management in a Pandemic
Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, PhD, and president of Advantage Leadership, Inc. has had the opportunity to work from home, work remotely, and help organizations set up work-from-home programs. She has also worked from an office and managed teams of people in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Through her own experiences and consultations with others, she has developed guidelines for a successful work-from-home strategy. Rebecca has been a team member, manager, executive, and consultant and works with leaders who want to prosper through strategic leadership and planning, engaged employees, and delighted customers. She has written several books on strategic planning and leadership, holds a doctorate in organizational development, and is a legacy professional of the National Speakers Association.
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COVID-19 is not your typical Human Resources Force Majeure! Human Resources Managers are faced with unique risks related to local, State, and Federal, and international regulations and requirements. HR cannot afford to fail to analyze and plan to mitigate risks systematically. Even more problematic is dealing with unexpected risks such as the coronavirus. Learn to create mitigation plans for anticipated risks and a plan to deal with the unexpected. Use some simple tools to analyze risks and prioritize the need for planning. Be confident as you avoid unnecessary "firefighting" and manage risk strategically.
As a result of this webinar, you will know how to:
- Evaluate the risks you face
- Create mission-driven, results-oriented plans
- Focus on what's important now
- Prepare for a return to the new normal.
- Understand your specific strengths and challenges
- Issues you must deal with
- Analyzing risks and prioritizing your responses
- Executing your plans and focusing on results, not an activity
- Managing your staff remotely; best practices for staying connected
- Striking the balance between the "rules" and flexibility
- What happens to other HR risks?
- Maintaining strong relationships and engagement while physically distancing
- Staying up-to-date and tuning out the noise
- Supporting at-risk employees
- Focusing on the "human" part of human resources; caring, compassion, communication
- Planning for reintegration; applying lessons learned
Course Level - Basic/Fundamental
Who Should Attend
- Chief people officers
- Human resources executives and managers
- Human resource generalists and specialists
- Human resource team members
Why Should You Attend
Whether you had a pandemic preparedness plan, now that we are into the pandemic, we have information available to us of better strategies and approaches in order to slow the spread of the virus among employees and putting systems and policies in place, which allow work from home. Every industry and organization is in a different situation and HR professionals are grappling with establishing approaches that work in your specific environment. Learn how to execute a plan that will work for your organization to keep workers safe.