Last week Claire Harrison, Founder and Managing Director of HR consulting and outsourcing company, Harrison Human Resources presented on the topic of Wrangling Your Small Business Team (during Coronavirus and economic recession) to a group of small and medium sized business leaders and here is the video of the presentation.
Claire founded Harrison Human Resources more than 10 years ago to help SME business leaders manage and motivate their employees. We have a team of 10 consultants providing HR advice and outsourced solutions so Claire’s presentation last week came from the perspective of a small business owner AND a HR expert.
Our clients are predominantly family and privately owned SMEs and not for profits who are mostly facing highly challenging business and personal circumstances right now. We’re providing advice and hands on support to help them manage the changing landscape and the workforce issues that come with that. Common issues we’re dealing with are: how to cut workforce costs while retaining the best people for when it ramps up, questions around leave entitlements, stand down, and redundancy, and work from home arrangements.
It’s difficult for business leaders to keep up with the ever changing situation we find ourselves in. Just last week the JobKeeper wage subsidy for businesses passed. This has been a game changer for many of our clients enabling them to hold onto employees they would have otherwise had to let go BUT in some cases were struggling to afford the redundancy costs.
There are 3 key points that Claire addresses in this presentation on wrangling your small business team right now as a business owner in the time of COVID-19 and an economic downturn.