Being a Successful HR Department of One

August 5, 2024
11:00 AM PDT | 02:00 PM EDT
60 Minutes
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Getting your day-to-day HR work done has never been so difficult. The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 and most recently the widespread civil unrest are continuing to develop quickly, and with the rapid-fire nature of modern media and social media channels, details vary from broadcast to broadcast, leaving many in the workforce in confusion and fear.

Most employees are confused about the next steps they should take, either paralyzed by fear, worried about their future or in the shock and denial phase of the crisis. Although many HR pros have spent a career training for such a critical mass event, it has been an exhausting 3 months and the vision forward is clouded by a sea of unfinished work.

Our National condition is constantly changing which has employers feeling the pressure and unfortunately due to the overload of news and information (often contradicting itself) leaders are running the risk of being too ambitious in their communication and actions with employees.

Ambiguity leads to confusion and creates more uncertainty and fear. This is something we all need to avoid. Thankfully, there are steps HR pros can take to help their employers support their workforce, encourage certain behaviors and manage the business environment effectively, so employees can continue to remain engaged and reduce the risk of panic and concern – on top of all the regular HR work that needs to be done.

These steps of workforce management are often seen as commonsense, however, in a crisis or unfamiliar situation it is more difficult to remain calm and think or behave in a considered way, it is vital for HR professionals to help establish reasonable practices that are followed. It’s fun and rewarding to make an impact, put plans in place and implement them so they thoroughly understood, investigated, checked and measured in order to avoid longer term damage to the business and relationships companies have with their employees.

Every day the boundaries and goal-posts are moving, so it is vitally important to meet the needs of your competing demands so leaders in industry and business are kept as up to date as possible to avoid generating fear, adding to the confusion or creating workplace dysfunction. We need to know what we can do in order to adapt, innovate and implement new ways of operating as our national environment changes.

This is why knowledge, clear communication, accurate information, considered action are required.

Why you should Attend: If you are an experienced in HR or new to the Human Resources field, are struggling to find ways to identifying what needs to be done and accomplishing your objectives, this presentation will help you to:
  • Identify high priority actions and weed out conflicting zero priority distractions
  • Stay optimistic and get your work done
  • Deal with continuous interruptions and make time for your needs
  • Set expectations with co-works and leaders so you can knock-out your growing workload
  • Identify a system so you can effectively manage your tasks, because it’s not about time management
Being an effective HR department of one is about identifying today’s priorities and getting them done within a continuously shifting timeframe. The trouble right now is that there is an overwhelming amount of information, and conflicting directives from multiple sources as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent surge of civil unrest.

A great deal of new information has come forward, requiring more of your attention to be taken away from the regular workload. Because Brenda is monitoring the situation constantly and can apply her years of experience to the scenarios playing out, this presentation is vital for you to stay ahead of the changes and to ensure your workplace is functioning and being productive.

As a result of the training you will be better equipped to make decisions regarding the operation of your business, and be able to lead, or assist leaders in the business, and to prepare the business for ongoing change and still accomplish your list of “to-dos”.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • How to manage tasks and get it all done
  • Learn how to present the company HR requirements to your CEO/President/Company Owners so that it resonates and meets their needs to give you more support
  • How to get buy-in from managers to meet your deadlines
  • How to stay ahead of developing issues and still remain compliant
  • Learn what up-to-the-moment issues and concerns are affecting the workplace and how to keep up with HR news
  • How to get your tasks done amongst multiple meetings each week
  • Learn what support is available to ask questions and help you through difficult situations
plus more action steps and tips

Who Will Benefit:
  • HR Professionals
  • HR Managers
  • HR Directors
  • HR Coordinators
  • HR Administrators
  • HR Generalists
  • Human Resource Business Partners
  • CEOs
  • Presidents
  • Owners
  • Partners

Brenda Neckvatal is an international award-winning HR professional and two time Best Selling Author. Not only does she help business leaders get the people side of their business right, she is a specialist in crisis management, government contracting HR compliance, and mentor to rising entrepreneurs, business leaders, HR champions and professionals. Brenda has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc, as well as US News and World Reports. She started as an HR sprout after a solid fourteen-year career in retail management. She really enjoys helping people solve their unique problems, and human resources offered her the ability to support her co-workers more. Having the benefit of working for six Fortune 500 companies, she converted her experience into advising her audience to use tried and trusted best practices that help small businesses achieve their workforce goals. In her combined 30-year career in human resources and business, she has consulted with over 500 small businesses and C-suite leaders. She has optimized employee effectiveness and helped mitigate the high costs associated with making hasty employment-related decisions. She has been involved with employee situations where they have engaged in workplace violence, a near stabbing, deliberately inciting fear in other coworkers, stalking women, breaches of protocol around national security, assault, suicide, death, homicide, and a potential active shooter. Brenda is a devoted volunteer in the Navy SEAL Community and is constantly finding new ways of supporting veterans of Naval Special Warfare. She dedicates 32 weeks a year to working with The Honor Foundation to support the career transition of Special Forces personnel by providing them with her knowledge, insight, and creativity. Perseverance, integrity, and relentless optimism are just a few of the ingredients that make up what you experience when meeting and working with Brenda.

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