Chief People Officer Matt Elliott explores the measures his team has put in place to keep employees safe, and how they’ve collaborated with international colleagues to inform their approach
People professionals play a vital role in protecting employees’ safety and well-being at the same time as safeguarding business continuity. For many, the coronavirus pandemic means that the delicate balancing act of championing better work and working lives has never been more palpable.
We’re asking our worldwide community of HR, L&D and other people professionals to use #HRtogether to share stories of the teams, individuals and independent practitioners who are working hard to put people first during these challenging times.
We’ve learned what true teamwork and togetherness means and confirmed our culture and values in our actions and behaviours. We’ve kept the human in HR!
Head of People and Values, Dynamic Planner
The Filipino value of KAPWA (the self in the other), has transcended corporate policies and practices. HR leaders have put protecting lives and safety above profitability.
Rene M. Gener
DPM, Executive Director, People Management Association of the Philippines
We treated the temporary closure of our Leisure, Entertainment and Cinema assets as an opportunity to reskill and redeploy more than 1,000 employees to our Retail business. This has enabled our people to continue working, while learning new skills within the Majid Al Futtaim ecosystem.
Chief Human Capital Officer, Majid Al Futtaim
Case studies: responding to coronavirus
Read how organisations from different sectors and industries have responded and adapted to the COVID-19 crisis.
Harvey Francis, chief HR officer at Skanska UK, describes how the construction firm has kept its workers safe
Karen Bates, People Director for the Scottish brewery, outlines the rapid transformation her team has overseen as a result of the crisis
Hospitality sector People Director Steve Rockey emphasises how quickly his team responded to the coronavirus pandemic
Jane Harrington, Group HR Director for multinational organisation Clarity, details the ways her team has kept in touch with staff during the crisis
HR Director Ben Dale reveals how International SOS responded to increasing demand for services, and how his team enabled mass home-working and virtual onboarding
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