Tech and transport leaders join Personnel Today webinar panel


Wednesday 11 November 2020, 10:00 GMT (11:00 CET)

Directors from First Group and video technology provider Synamedia are to join the discussion panel for Personnel Today’s upcoming webinar, “How does HR navigate new workplace norms?

Shauna O’Handley, SVP of global people solutions for Synamedia, and Andy Frith, IT applications director at First Group, join David Wilson, CEO of HR technology analysts Fosway for the virtual event, produced in association with SumTotal.

Personnel Today’s editor Rob Moss will host the discussion looking at the practical implications of the pandemic for HR and L&D teams and how HR tech is helping organisations navigate the problems posed.

As countries attempt to control the Covid-19 outbreak, businesses are adjusting to new ways of working and to emerging strategies in people management.

As different cohorts of employees are working from home, operating in the workplace in adherence with Covid-secure guidelines, or dealing with the repercussions of having an actual or potential infection, every aspect of workforce management is changing.

This webcast is in English with live translation into German. Please select your language preference when you register.

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With a uniquely challenging economic outlook, it is paramount that employers adapt with efficiency and reliability. Return-to-work plans differ not only from nation to nation, but company to company – leaving HR professionals scratching their heads.

This 60-minute webinar addresses these issues by looking at how employers are changing their approach to traverse the myriad challenges created by coronavirus.

Register now to hear from industry analysts Fosway and fellow HR leaders from different industries and company sizes talk about their approaches in dealing with the ‘New Normal’ as the crisis evolves.

From this discussion, you’ll hear:

  • How HR leaders plan for anticipated workplace change through the pandemic
  • Strategies to onboard new starters remotely and tips how to make it work
  • How to retain staff in the new normal – would a stronger focus on skills development close the gap?
  • Managing workers who experience rapid change in their personal situations, affecting work scheduling and productivity – staff with childcare challenges when schools close or lessons limited
  • How leaders utilise collaborative technology solutions to support the wellbeing and productivity of both in-office and remote workers
  • Why strategic planning is becoming more agile, with sessions now occurring monthly
  • How leaders are preparing to manage the wellbeing of people classed as vulnerable to coronavirus
  • Why it’s important to developing skills so that gaps in the workforce can be covered by others.

Register now for your free place at this virtual event.

About our speakers

David WilsonDavid Wilson is founder and CEO of Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR Analyst. A major commentator on the HCM, talent and learning technology industry, David is the author of over 150 papers/articles on strategy and innovation and a strategic advisor to many prominent organisations in the UK and Europe.



Shauna O’Handley, SVP global people solutions at Synamedia, has 20 years’ experience with a focus over the last ten years in the technology sector. Currently working at Synamedia, a media technology provider, Shauna drives business performance through integrated people practices that focus on workplace engagement and capability.



Andy FrithAndy Frith, IT applications director at transport operator First Group, has considerable experience in change management and managing large scale infrastructure projects, including the adoption of the SumTotal platform. Andy has been pivotal in creating the HR ecosystem for a large public company to deliver beyond just continuity in the current environment.

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