As we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, business leaders and government officials are considering ways to reopen the economy and businesses across sectors. The health crisis has highlighted the need for HR to be a strategic partner, helping leaders think through things like layoffs vs. furloughs vs. retaining and paying employees; essential personnel; safety; remote work; and so much more. As we think about returning to a physical workplace, how can HR help business leaders and employees chart a path forward?
Consider consulting these (and other sources) to help you shape your answer:
- Coronavirus & COVID19 – SHRM: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/pages/communicable-diseases.aspx
- Five Ways that COVID19 Will Transform HR: https://www.hrmorning.com/articles/covid-will-transform-hr/
- Responding to COVID19. Ten Lessons from the World’s HR Leaders: https://joshbersin.com/2020/04/responding-to-covid-19-ten-lessons-from-the-worlds-hr-leaders/
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