Episode 47 – HR issues at a time of crisis – Kearin Lowry

Episode 47 – HR issues at a time of crisis – Kearin Lowry
March 21, 2020 Scott Charlton
In The Slipstream FM | Slipstream Coaching | Accountants, Financial Planners and Multidisciplinary Firms | Business Coaching | Business Planning

HR issues at a time of crisis

Show Notes

In this episode we talk with Kearin Lowry, founder and managing director of Workforce Positive about critical HR issues which are presenting during the Corona Virus crisis. Amongst a range of relevant topics, we discuss varying team members’ employment arrangements – going part-time, asking people to use their annual leave, what happens when team members go negative in their personal leave and standing down people on no pay. We also delved into the thorny issue of team members working from home, including employer responsibilities and a range of logistical issues that invariably arise such as IT security, business use of personal assets and expectations of work performance.

Here are some key moments in the interview:

19.28 – Remote worker expectations + monitoring

24.54 – Helping team deal with isolation

31.00 – Terminating current and new pending team members

37.47 – Managing leave of your team members

40.29 – Managing parents working from home

44.08 – Options for altering work conditions to adapt

46.47 – How recent annualised salary changes are impacted

In the interview Kearin also mentioned some resources that she has kindly made available to listeners of this podcast, details of which appear below.

For those interested in the webinar series directed at financial planners which is being conducted by Slipstream Coaching’s Sharon McClafferty and Paul Little, you can register at https://slipstreamcoaching.com.au/webevent/. For the time being, Sharon and Paul are conducting this on a weekly basis, focusing on practical tips that planners can do in their own business and the work they undertake with clients, with particular emphasis on working through the Corona Virus crisis. Quite simply it is not to be missed.

Kearin Lowry’s contact details are

Email: kearin@workforcepositive.com

Phone: 0412 995 330

Web: www.workforcepositive.com

Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/kearinlowry/

To access the resource that Kearin mentioned during the podcast:

Kearin has prepared a wonderful document, filled with relevant suggestions regarding HR good practices, that she is making available to listeners to the podcast. The document also provides details of her complimentary 15 minute triage call should you have HR issues you wish to discuss.

You can access this document at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxw9hpbbrryt2pq/COVD19%20Employer%20Response%20from%20Workforce%20Positive.pdf?dl=0

Scott’s contact details are:

Email: scott@slipstreamcoaching.com.au

Phone: 0409 870 330

Web: www.slipstreamcoaching.com.au

Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/scottcharlton

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