When I wrote “Ten Promises Every Working Mother Should Make to Herself” for Working Mother magazine, we were not fighting a global pandemic. Businesses were not virtual, the majority of us were not working from home and we most certainly were not homeschooling our children on top of our normal jobs (and if you were,
Elaine Walker has seen a lot in her 25 years designing and implementing global HR programs, but nothing compares to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not even during Hurricane Katrina when she was the SVP of Human Resources at Shell Oil Company facing new logistical challenges by the second. “COVID-19’s impact on business is so much bigger
With the welcoming warmth of Spring and the familiar, happy hello of crocuses and daffodils, also comes uncertainty and worry. COVID-19 has disrupted our sense of normalcy, routine and safety. But as the changing seasons remind us, we can find sources of consistency and strength. We can find surprises and silver linings. We can bear
While ‘social distancing’ is necessary, it shouldn’t mean losing human connection. How can company leaders keep the momentum and engagement going in a virtual work world? What initiatives can you take to maintain social solidarity during the current reality of social distancing? With the unfolding events related to COVID-19, companies and their HR leaders are having to take action to keep employees safe and engaged.
This Sunday March 8th, women around the world will create an equal sign for International Women’s Day. It’s a physical signal to the world, to the establishment, and to one another, that an equal world is an enabled world. The #EachforEqual theme asks every person to consider, “How will you forge a gender equal world?”