Articles | April 16, 2020
Corporations, institutions of higher education and other organizations are struggling to manage COVID-19’s disruptions to daily life.
We’ve created a COVID-19 response framework to help you prioritize your workforce responsibilities for today, tomorrow and beyond.
While some organizations rely on their business continuity plans and emergency response and disaster recovery processes, all appreciate, at one level or another, that this pandemic has raised issues not even the best-laid plans could have foreseen.Download Now
To help you prioritize the plethora of HR management and employee benefit issues the crisis has raised, we've developed this framework for colleges and universities to serve as a practical guide for your workforce priorities.Download Now
Our framework consists of three interconnected stages that represent the time frames of an organization or institution’s response to the pandemic: now, soon and future.
The ambiguous nature of the time frames gives you the freedom to define the specifics appropriate for your organization or institution.
For example, priorities grouped in the “Now” time frame might need to be addressed this week for a small start-up business, or this semester if you’re a large university.
Much remains unknown about the length of this crisis, but we’re already seeing it impact different industries and geographic areas in different ways, which makes any “one-size-fits-all” specific time horizon useless.
We also help you define success in meeting these priorities from the perspectives of three different stakeholders:
Successful HR management understands how to balance and address the different needs and perspectives of these three vital stakeholders.
You’re facing a variety of challenges, from adapting to new legislation to rethinking your remote work policy and more, but all of these issues have clear definitions of success.
This framework helps you recognize that success from the perspective of the three stakeholders (the enterprise, people, and the individual) during each time frame, as shown below.
Each phase identifies the key HR and benefit issues for you to consider, which fall into the following broad categories:
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