Worried About How COVID-19 Is Affecting Your Staffing Firm? Sign Up for These Webinars [Updated 4/13/2020]

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Check back often — we’ll be updating this list of COVID-19-related webinars regularly as more information is released.

There’s a lot of uncertainty around COVID-19 — in the stock market, in public spaces, and in our workplaces. Though some questions can’t be answered just yet, many staffing executives are wondering how to best protect their workforce — internal employees and contingent talent alike — and how to navigate health concerns, regulations, and best-practices in a situation that is constantly changing. 

Education is a great way to implement smart, practical changes and plans today. So we’ve collected this list of upcoming and recently recorded webinars about COVID-19 in the workplace.

Upcoming Webinars

CARES Act and Recruiting: What You Need to Know

From ERE Media

Presenters: Robert Garcia, CPA and Lance Haun, editor of TLNT 

View live: Tuesday, April 14th at 2 pm ET

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has a wide ranging impact on employers and the workforce. What are the impacts of this law on staffing, RPO, and recruiting firms as well as independent recruiters? Our team has put together a webinar that helps staffing business owners, entrepreneurs, and independent contractors navigate this brand new law.

Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday, April 14th at 2 pm ET as we provide the latest information regarding the $2 trillion dollar aid package that will help accelerate economic relief in the United States.

Robert Garcia, CPA and Lance Haun, editor of TLNT, will discuss key issues surrounding the CARES Act, including:

  • An overview of the law and its various relief provisions
  • Paycheck Protection Program vs. Economic Injury Disaster Loan vs. Employee Retention Credit
  • How to use these relief provisions for the greatest benefit
  • Understanding the role of co-employment for staffing and RPO firms
  • Tips for recruiting contractors and 1099 workers

Register now.

Adjusting to COVID-19: How Hospital Systems are Changing the Way They Communicate

From TextUs

Presenters: Bruce Weinberg, Assistant Vice President, Nursing Workforce Management at Ochsner Health System, Josh Berndt, Director of Enterprise Sales, Resident Healthcare Staffing Expert, TextUs, Andrew Kimmell, Co-Founder & CMO, TextUs

View Live: April, 17th at 11am MST

In this webinar, you’ll hear firsthand industry insights and learn how healthcare teams are using business text messaging to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Register now.

Learn how healthcare organizations are using texting to:

  • Communicate work schedules and assignments in real time
  • Stay connected and aligned with your remote workforce
  • Text your team about issues and solve problems faster

How to Recruit, Hire, (And Even Manage) Entirely Virtually

From ERE Media

Presenters: David Nason, Stealth Mode Startup Company ,Temporal Scientist, Global Talent Acquisition Leader, and Advisor to New Generation HR Tech Companies

View Live:  Wednesday, April 22 at 2 pm ET

With travel and in person meetings being suspended indefinitely, how in the world are we going to be able to interview and hire people? In the current environment, do we need to change the way we are marketing to candidates? Can we continue to grow and evolve our organizations if no one can meet anyone face to face for the next few months?!? These are three of the main topics we’re hearing daily. Yes, we can. But if we’re going to be successful, it’s imperative to make a pivot now.

Join us for a free webinar with David Nason on Wednesday, April 22 at 2 pm ET.

David has a long history of success hiring and managing thousands around the world with a remote first methodology. David built and ran for many years a top global team, at one point having 37 personal directs, none of whom worked in an office, or even lived closer than 100 miles away. Most surprisingly, he never met any of that team before their first day. Since then he has helped hundreds of leaders around the globe be successful in a virtual hiring environment.

You will come away from this webinar with practical steps you can use right away. Including:

  • Why and how to effectively market to candidates in our current environment.
  • The 3 most important factors for successful on-video interviewing
  • How to ensure fantastic virtual candidate experiences
  • A competitive advantage with the most challenging skillsets

Register now.

Past Webinars Available On-Demand

How Healthcare Staffing Firms Are Navigating COVID-19: Responses, Impact, and Expectations – A Water Cooler Conversation

From Staffing Referrals and Great Recruiters

A conversation with staffing industry thought leaders to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our industry.

Panelists:

  • Sejal Shah, CEO, TotalMed
  • Kyle Power, Senior Direct Interactive Marketing, CHG
  • Adam DeMarco, Director of Operations, Loyal Source

Hosts:

  • Adam Conrad, Founder & President, Great Recruiters
  • David Folwell, President, Staffing Referrals

On-demand now.

Leading Through Crisis

From the American Staffing Association (Members Only)

If you are currently in a leadership position, it’s safe to say your skills are being tested right this very moment. Crisis is the time when real leaders show up, and that requires adaptability. In particular, staffing and recruiting teams have a tremendous responsibility right now to lean into the “human” element, which is more important than ever.

In this program, Kelly Merbler will share ways to effectively lead through crisis. This includes learning about practical strategies to maneuver through times of difficulty and adversity, along with details of how to adopt successful habits to help in any crisis.

During this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How to lead, not manage, through crisis and understand what your employees need most in a crisis.
  • How to shift from conformity to adaptability as a leader
  • Ways to keep a positive spirit alive in your organization and your remote and internal teams engaged
  • Where to find great talent if you are hiring now

On-demand now.

COVID-19 Answers and Resources for Employers

From the American Staffing Association

Presenters: Stephen Dwyer, SVP and chief legal officer, American Staffing Association; Mark S. Lies II, partner, Seyfarth Shaw; Benjamin D. Briggs, partner, Seyfarth Shaw; Tracy M. Billows, partner, Seyfarth Shaw; Daniel R. Birnbaum, associate, Seyfarth Shaw

View live: Mar 12, 2020, 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern

The circumstances surrounding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are continuing to develop each day, and companies around the world are grappling with how to best conduct their business during these difficult times.

During this webinar, attorney Mark Lies II and a panel of legal experts from Seyfarth Shaw will discuss what effects the coronavirus may have in the workplace and what dialogue staffing firms should have with their temporary workers and clients. Participants will be asked to submit their most pressing questions during the registration process for the panel to answer in the session. Lies will also provide relevant links and resources for information relating to COVID-19.

During this webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand the nature and scope of the hazard
  • Learn to identify potential legal liabilities
  • Get tips on how to develop employer action plans

On-demand now.

An Exclusive SHRM/CDC Update: How Business, Workers and Workplaces Should Respond to COVID-19

From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Society of Human Resource Management

Presenters: Jay C. Butler, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Alex Alonso, and Amber Clayton, SHRM 

View live: March 10, 2020, 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT (available for on-demand viewing through May 2020)

Reports of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in more than half of all states. Many communities have declared health emergencies. Employers must act now to determine how to maintain operations during this crisis and keep their workers safe. 

This program provides a critical, up-to-the minute report on the situation from Jay C. Butler, MD, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He will provide government updates and advice on how to take precautions and handle presumptive cases in the workplace. Butler will also answer questions about the challenges the business community is facing. 

During the program, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM’s president and CEO, will provide an update on steps SHRM and the HR community have already taken during this crisis to keep workers safe. Alex Alonso and Amber Clayton from SHRM will also answer questions that have come into SHRM on compliance and best practices.

On-demand now.

A COVID-19 Update From CDC & NSC – What Employers Need To Know

From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Safety Council

Presenters: Ian Williams, PhD; Katherine Mendoza, National Safety Council; Jane Terry, National Safety Council 

View live: Mar 10 2020, 12:00 PM EDT

Join the National Safety Council and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for the latest information on COVID-19 and what employers need to know to keep their employees safe.

On-demand now.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Workplace – What Every US Employer Should Know

From Parkins Coie

Presenters: Sarah E. Flotte, Partner; Julie S. Lucht, Partner; Ann Marie Painter, Partner

View live: Mar 10 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

As U.S. officials encourage Americans and American companies to prepare for, and as some companies are already dealing with significant disruptions to their daily routines, employers need to keep in mind the current state of applicable employment laws when implementing a response.

Join Perkins Coie’s Labor & Employment attorneys on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 for a webinar that will address some of the most pressing employment law questions and concerns in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will discuss issues touching on occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination, immigration, employee leave, and employee privacy considerations. In addition, the speakers will address concerns unique to specific industries and business lines, including retail, hospitality, and manufacturing.

We will provide practical advice on what employers should be doing to respond to the outbreak and share our employer preparedness checklist, which addresses current knowledge about the disease and can be used for interim guidance.

On-demand now.

“Is Your Business Ready to Deal with Coronavirus (COVID-19)?” Complimentary Webinar

From Ford Harrison

Presenters: Amy Turci, Partner; Frederick Warren, Partner

Recorded on: Friday, March 6, 2020 (Register for access to recording)

Program length: 90 minutes

There currently is no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19). Despite preventive measures by governments and health organizations, the disease is continuing to spread to more people and countries.

Businesses in the U.S. need to be prepared to deal with COVID-19 in the workplace. Multiple employment laws are implicated, including the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the National Labor Relations Act. FordHarrison attorneys Rick Warren and Amy Turci will discuss these issues and will provide best practices to help your organization mitigate the associated employment law risks.

On-demand now.

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