Coronavirus and the Workplace: A People-first Strategy

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Melanie Turek (Frost & Sullivan), Courtney Berkholtz (Anvyl), Jenny Swisher (BrightTALK)

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When a widespread outbreak of illness occurs and significant segments of populations are affected, businesses are no exception. The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently stated that "public health emergencies, such as the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), are stressful times for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can lead to social stigma toward people, places, or things." With this in mind, how can companies take reasonable measures to address public health issues like coronavirus, while reducing stigma in the workplace and preventing unnecessary panic? Join this panel of Human Resources experts for a thoughtful discussion on how to: - Adopt remote-working strategies and communication methods to meet social distancing requirements while maintaining productivity - Discourage sensationalist reactions and maintain factual discourse around the disease - Educate employees on how to prevent the spread of the virus - Keep employee needs top-of-mind and instill confidence in the organization's response - And more! - Moderator: Melanie Turek, Vice President, Research @ Frost & Sullivan - Panelist: Courtney Berkholtz, Director of People @ Anvyl and member of Forbes HR Council - Panelist: Jenny Swisher, VP of People Operations @ BrightTALK
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