Total Credits: 1 including 1 General
Often times as HR professionals, we can get caught up in the laws, the processes, the paperwork, and the “rules”. How do we keep the HUMAN in HR and have heart, all while respecting the law, the processes, and the paperwork? In this session, we’ll talk about dealing with difficult employee relations issues while balancing the need for process and procedures. How do you deal with an employee who walks into your office and tells you they’re diagnosed with cancer? How do you handle an employee who just lost a loved one and is grieving in the workplace? What is appropriate and not appropriate to say to someone who is dealing with a difficult situation? What are some practical, tangible, and helpful ways to help employees during crisis and keep the HUMAN and the HEART in HR? Learn how to walk away with strategies that you can implement in the workplace right away.
|Important CE Recertification Credit Information (0.46 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|How to Support Employees Through Loss, Crisis & Grief (845.8 KB)||Available after Purchase|
Kelly Simants has over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field. Her clients comment that what sets her apart from others is her ability to drive change and move a business forward, while simultaneously taking great care of the people contributing to the business. Her expertise lies in Training and Development, Talent Management, and Organizational Development. Kelly's greatest strengths are her positive attitude, her results-oriented approach, and her entrepreneurial mindset. Previously, she was the Vice President of Human Resources for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. She was also Director of HR for Starbucks, as well as working in leadership/HR Generalist roles for Accenture, WatchGuard Technologies, and HomeStreet Bank. Kelly obtained her B.A., Business Administration (concentrations in HR and Marketing) from the University of Washington. Outside of work, Kelly loves spending time with her husband and two young boys, traveling, and playing tennis.
Kelly is also available for public speaking engagements, as she is passionate about educating organizations and HR professionals on topics such as: “How to Create & Deploy Flexible Work Options” and “Keeping the Heart in HR - Dealing with Loss & Grief in the Workplace”.
Mon, Apr 19, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:05am CDT
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