June 26, 2022

Volume XII, Number 177

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Virtual Breakfast Briefing: HR in a Post-Safer-at-Home Environment - What is the New Normal for HR?

Our country, our businesses and our employees have gone through an unprecedented period. But as we begin the process of reopening, renewing and reinvigorating – including our HR function – what are the key points to consider as we move forward? Business as usual is likely not the answer.

In any time of abnormality, we must reassess the challenges we faced and create solutions to the problems over which we had limited control. The employment function is no different. von Briesen attorneys will lead an interactive session on the best practices being adopted by employers and the suggested “emergence” steps for HR functions:

  1. Defining current and future needs of the business from an HR perspective through effective and empowering employment policies and practices – from social distancing, to meeting and travel policies, to manufacturing and employee re-engagement, especially for those that have been furloughed
  2. Evaluation of the infrastructure of the business and the improvements occasioned by the change in business culture and roles within the organization – engaging all employee groups, redefining absenteeism and addressing leave needs for the remainder of 2020 and beyond
  3. Redefining service and performance expectations – attendance, performance evaluation, employee work and interface obligations, lingering effect/permanency of COVID-19 legal obligations of employers
  4. Establishing core competencies in the business and how to define worker expectations and success

Please note that final materials will be created based on current events. This is an open forum for business planning and HR deployment and is intended to foster a discussion of “where can we go from here?” Share your particular questions in advance of the program with Becca Simandl at bsimandl@vonbriesen.com.

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