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 frustration.
Most are confused about the next steps they should take, and we have no clear path forward.
Having a plan is the best course of action for any business, however for many who are not used to proposing a plan to a CEO or those who have not implemented crisis management plans in the past, you 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 action and communication with employees – and not all of it is correct.
Ambiguity leads to confusion and creates more uncertainty and fear. This is something we all need to avoid.
Thankfully, there are steps HR pros can take to support 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. Sometimes it takes convincing stubborn leaders that your suggestion is the right one, but it falls on deaf ears, or so it seems.
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 this crisis and they are looking to you for the answers.
This is why presenting your ideas in way that the CEO will be most responsive to and will actively support goes beyond simply providing information. Heavily considered action are required.
Why you should Attend:
If you are an HR pro who struggles to convince managers that they need to follow a process, or get the full backing from the CEO on an HR initiative, project, or implementation of a policy, this presentation will help you to:
- Understand how apex leaders like a CEO, make decisions
- How to identify company business objectives beyond the printed mission and vision
- Learn the “secrete sauce” to gaining managers buy-in
- Know when to approach a CEO with your project proposal
- Pull together your supporting materials that speak your CEO’s language
- Layout vital resources that may be required
- Know what questions to ask when performing your due diligence
- Understand why a CEO says no to most projects
- How to geta seat at the table and be a true business partner
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 managing expectations, communication and function.
As a result of the training you will be better equipped to influence necessary change to meet the demands of today’s work environment and support the future of your business as we enter into a recovery phase in a post COVID-19 world.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Learn how to connect with your CEO in away where your suggestions and ideas are heard and supported
- Understand who can change a CEO’s decision through one phone call
- Learn how to present information that your CEO will be most responsive to and work together to formulate a way forward
- Learn the secrete to getting your CEO’s attention
- Learn how to prepare to push large initiatives out to other managers who may not be as receptive
plus more action steps and tips
Who Will Benefit:
- Business Owners
- Operators who do not have a dedicated security team
- Novice and experienced HR Generalists
- Administrative Assistants
- Payroll staff
- small business Administrative Assistants
Brenda Neckvatal Nominated for the Stevie's American Business Award and again for the Stevie’s International Business Award, Brenda is an experienced practicing Human Resource professional and business consultant with vast experiencing spanning 30 years. She has experience working for five Fortune 500 corporations, consulted over 450 C-Suite executives, and led the reformation of HR infrastructure within 400 small businesses. Driven with a high level of compassion for business operators, she engages in helping business leaders in all industries solve their complicated people problems.