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.

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Your stories

To mark International HR Day, we invited people professionals from all around the world to tell us about their response to the coronavirus pandemic

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We're talking to banks and HR colleagues in Italy and Spain to get a sense of what the demands might be in three or four weeks time. There's a sense in HR of more sharing and learning than normal.

Matt Elliott

Chief People Officer, Bank of Ireland

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.

Mouien Al-Madhoun

Chief Human Capital Officer, Majid Al Futtaim

Managing COVID-19 has been an eye-opening experience for us, especially for HR … creativity and willingness to try new and different ways have taken centre-stage.

Dr Noraslinda Zuber

Director of Human Capital, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore

Case studies: responding to coronavirus

Read how organisations from different sectors and industries have responded and adapted to the COVID-19 crisis.

Bank of Ireland

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

Read Bank of Ireland's story


Kate Bicknell, head of people and culture at Fideres outlines the biggest challenges her team has faced since the crisis developed and how they’re responding

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Karen Bates, People Director for the Scottish brewery, outlines the rapid transformation her team has overseen as a result of the crisis

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Jane Harrington, Group HR Director for multinational organisation Clarity, details the ways her team has kept in touch with staff during the crisis

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