During SHRM Live 2020, workplace experts took an in-depth look at the complex political and legal landscape that impacts your organization during this hotly contested election year. The election doesn't only impact policy and laws, it impacts culture in the office, too. SHRM research shows political conversations are on the rise at work – in fact, 42% of employees have been in a political fight at work, and some are feeling direct political affiliation bias.
An outlook on policy priorities that impact the workplace.
Strategies on how to address cultural disruptors and manage hot-button political issues at work
Insights into your most sought-after questions and how to resolve them in your office
Approved for 1.5 PDCs toward SHRM Recertification
A recording of SHRM Live is available for 30 days post-event – until April 20, 2020 – and can be accessed via the SHRM Live platform. Login with SHRM credentials for access to the archive.
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EMILY M. DICKENS, J.D.
Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff, SHRM
ALEXANDER ALONSO, PH.D, SHRM-SCP
Chief Knowledge Officer, SHRM
STEVE BROWNE, SHRM-SCP
Vice President of Human Resources, LaRosas, Inc.
Featuring SHRM’S Head of Government Affairs
Tune in for an outlook on the policy priorities that SHRM believes is impacting the world of work in 2020 and beyond. Hear about issues such as healthcare, workplace immigration, workplace equity, workplace flexibility and leave and workforce development. Learn the key points that will make your voice and the voice of HR heard in your workplace, state legislatures and the halls of Congress. Finally, find out how you can get more involved.
SEGMENT 1: HOW HR CAN IMPACT WORKPLACE POLICY IN 2020
Featuring SHRM's Chief Knowledge Officer Compliance concerns. Talent shortages. Turnover woes. Sound familiar? SHRM's Chief Knowledge Officer, Alexander Alonso along with SHRM's HR Knowledge Advisors, Kathryn Brooks and Kim McNeil are here to put your mind at ease by answering their most commonly asked HR questions so you can get ahead of common pitfalls. This rapid-fire segment will cover HR conundrums that topped SHRM’s charts. Additionally, SHRM’s Knowledge Advisor’s will take questions LIVE from the audience on any and all burning topics you may have.
SEGMENT 3: INFORMING YOUR HR
Featuring Panel of Experts Workplaces are a reflection of wider society. Culture dictates behavior. Does your organizational culture invite civility? In today’s highly polarized political climate, it’s more important than ever that organizations foster civility as a core cultural value. Through shared respect and civility, employees can disagree without heated debates that impede organizational productivity and progress.
In this session, you’ll hear from a panel of experts representing brands you know, like Boys & Girls Clubs of America and LaRosa’s Pizza, on how they encourage civility among politically diverse employees. Plus, we’ll invite questions from our virtual audience for real-time answers from panel members.
SEGMENT 2: CIVILITY WHEN TALKING POLITICS AT WORK
"We should expect to see political disagreements increase even further in the coming months. Companies can't, and shouldn't try to, quash these conversations. But what they can do is create inclusive cultures of civility where difference isn't a disruption." — SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP
KATHRYN BROOKS, SHRM-SCP
HR Knowledge Advisor, SHRM
KIM McNEIL, SHRM-SCP
HR Knowledge Advisor, SHRM
Programming subject to change.
Chief Development & Public Affairs Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Ingredion Inc.