Access ‘How to Manage Your Workforce in Times of Crisis’

A Panel Discussion with Osborne Clarke, Smith & Williamson & Stitch Communications

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Times of crisis as an employer are opportunities to adapt. Learn how legally, cost effectively & whilst maintaining employee morale.

In response to the current global context, a great deal of content has emerged that is far from instructive. Employers are rapidly looking at managing their workforce and need concrete advice and guidance in doing so.

‘How to Manage Your Workforce in Times of Crisis,’ a webinar held by Gapsquare (leading the fair pay analytics revolution), ran on 23 March. Experts from Osborne Clarke, Smith & Williamson and Stitch, a Deloitte Business, shared practical advice on handling financial, legal and comms strategies in the current context of rapid change.

The panel answered viewers questions around financial and legal & workforce planning in the context of Corona Virus.

What we covered

I. The Legality of Implementing Workforce Change. Julian Hemming, Partner at Osborne Clarke, runs us through the best ways to legally reduce staff overheads, considering the government’s new measures to protect employees. He offers top tips for adapting employment, alternatives to redundancies, and more, all with

2.  Managing Working From Home and Communicating With Your Employees. Emma Dawson of Stitch Communications talks crisis management in your comms and building employee understanding in the context of working from home. She provides you with her top tech tips for home working & shares how to manage parents working from home.

3. Finance, Forecasting and Keeping it Simple. Iain Lownes from Smith & Williamson shares his easy approach to managing finance at this difficult time. How much financial forecasting is necessary and what should your focus be?

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Where to go next

Our ‘Pay What You Can’ Consultancy Package

Maintain Talent, Mitigate Threat, and Minimise Cost in a Time of Crisis 

The difference between surviving and thriving in times of crisis is in your people. Strategic thinking, situation modelling and ensuring the entire workforce is on a journey that helps the company grow is essential. You need to maintain a talented and productive workforce.

We understand that times are hard, so we have designed a ‘pay what you can’ consultancy/analytics package to help you lead your team through the Coronavirus Crisis. This is an unique opportunity for progressive companies to think ahead and make informed decisions around workforce change, so that work, business and individuals won’t have to suffer.

About Gapsquare

Gapsquare’s software helps companies analyze their HR and payroll data to understand whether and where they have emerging pay equity issues, and provides guidance on how to close issues. Using machine learning algorithms, Gapsquare’s software tracks employee occupations, performance, and pay, and then looks for patterns and biases across all sorts of personnel characteristics, such as gender, age, and disability.
The Gapsquare tool produces crucial recommendations, that are supporting their clients, working with hundreds of thousands of employees, to lead in their industry.