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reopening your workplace:
HR guidelines, strategies and next practices.

A #SmartTalkHR webinar with Kevin Martin, Mark Goodman and Robin Samuel

join us: wednesday, may 27, 11am PT | 2pm ET

Consider these statistics from the Institute for Corporate Productivity, a human capital research firm:

    • 60% of companies have a coronavirus task force dedicated to developing a ‘return to workplace’ strategy
    • 68% of companies with a coronavirus task force have CHROs on that team

As workplaces reopen across the country, HR leaders are in uncharted territory, dealing with a multitude of complex issues, including variances in federal, state and local restrictions; how to address employees’ workplace safety concerns; and the permanent changes that workforces may undergo.

As regulations and best practices continue to evolve, there are fresh insights that you as an HR leader can gain from on-the-ground experiences of your peers, as well as guidelines and strategies that you can follow as you manage the return to the workplace and think about what the future may look like.

This webinar will provide you with quantitative data and qualitative insights into how peers are conducting return-to-workplace planning, gauging workforce sentiment and considering how to manage talent in innovative ways. You will also learn what topics to address as workplaces reopen.

Topics to be covered:

    • benchmarking data from Fortune 1000 companies
    • what’s top of mind for HR leaders and ‘next practices’ being deployed
    • permanent changes anticipated in the workplace and the workforce
    • factors to consider when creating a reopening timeline
    • strategies for workplace safety and prevention
    • questions to consider around testing and health screening
    • what to build into workforce communications
    • how to manage employee concerns about returning to work and legal considerations for employers

US only: This webinar is approved for HRCI General Recertification credit hours and SHRM Professional Development Credits.


The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

featured speakers

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Kevin Martin, Chief Research Officer, Institute for Corporate Productivity

Kevin has been leading surveys of Fortune 1000 companies and weekly HR strategy meetings with CHROs and HR leaders that cover coronavirus responses and practices. As Chief Research Officer, he guides i4cp’s research agenda and deliverables, as well as advises corporate and human resources leadership teams on best- and next-practices in a broad range of topics, including talent risk management, corporate culture, human capital strategy and organizational agility.

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Mark Goodman, Partner, Baker McKenzie

In addition to serving as a member of the legal team working on COVID-19 considerations for employers, Mark serves as co-chair of the firm’s North America Commercial Litigation Group and is part of the North America Trial Team. He has led complex multidistrict litigation, handled class actions and tried cases in state and federal courts across the US for both domestic and international clients. Mark regularly presents on product liability, risk mitigation and cross-border disputes.

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Robin Samuel, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Robin is a partner in the Employment Practice Group and is a member of the legal team working on COVID-19 considerations for employers. Robin helps clients manage and resolve local and cross-border employment issues. He also advises clients on virtually all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring and firing, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, contract disputes, restrictive covenants, employee raiding and trade secret matters.

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