#074 – COVID-19 and the HR Industry: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly with Neil Cosby

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely reshaped the role of HR in the workplace. From navigating employee relations to health and safety to staying on top of ongoing compliance changes, the vital role of HR professionals has been more evident than ever before.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Neil Cosby, Senior Executive HR Consultant at HR Covered, who shares the good, the bad and the ugly of what’s been happening lately with COVID-19 and the HR industry.

Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

🎙️ Mitigating risk of liability amidst confusing and constantly changing government directives

🎙️ Navigating the lifting of workplace restrictions with high-risk employees

🎙️ The risk of not being adequately informed of employment law changes throughout the pandemic

🎙️ Why you need to pay attention to the ongoing renegotiation of the employer-employee contract

Neil is a seasoned Senior Human Resources professional with experience across a variety of industries in the private sector and non-profit sector. His background includes systems review, development and re-design in recruitment/talent acquisition, training/organizational development, health & safety/wellness, labour and employee relations and performance management. Neil is a true believer in the necessity for solid HR infrastructure in any organization that must be aligned with the overall business goals and objectives.   

If you’re looking to learn tips from an HR expert on how to successfully navigate the constant changes of the pandemic in your business, then this episode is for you!

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Website: https://www.hrcovered.com/

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Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A) works with middle managers who want to communicate authentically so they can effectively lead their teams without losing themselves. As a former Speech-Language Pathologist, Lindsay applies her expertise in the neuroscience of communication and connection to help managers foster an environment of trust and respect in their teams, so that everyone can bring their best selves to work.

Lindsay’s approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two neurodivergent children, and the premature loss of both of her parents. These experiences have taught Lindsay great lessons about the power of excellent people skills that extend well beyond her professional expertise.

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Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A) works with middle managers who want to communicate authentically so they can effectively lead their teams without losing themselves. As a former Speech Language Pathologist, Lindsay applies her expertise in the neuroscience of communication and connection to help managers foster an environment of trust and respect in their teams, so that everyone can bring their best selves to work.

Lindsay’s approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two children with pervasive mental health challenges, and the premature loss of both of her parents. These experiences have taught Lindsay great lessons about the power of excellent people skills that extend well beyond her professional expertise.

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