Career GPS: Organizational Design and Development; Employee Relations; Leadership Development and Organizational Culture
Great companies such as Apple, Google or IBM become successful thanks to a focus on key considerations—think product or service innovation, unbridled creativity and a constant focus on building and improving management teams and styles, to name just a few. Of course, there’s another, common explanation for their bottom-line success and industry dominance: they all boast enviable workplace cultures that turn employees into brand ambassadors, breed mutual prosperity and happiness, not to mention a shared passion for the growth of their organization.
But what happens when a great company faces a major challenge—let’s say an employment law issue such as a workplace investigation or an unexpected round of layoffs—that upsets that strong culture? Worse, what if the company’s culture wasn’t strong to begin with and is only further battered by one of these unsettling events? It’s at this point that senior leadership needs to act fast to right their corporate ship. Trouble is, it may already be too late to salvage that once unshakeable culture.
It’s the reason why businesses that embrace a proactive approach to HR and legal policy design can avoid extended fallout from many of these culture-damaging challenges before they arise. Join Williams HR Law principal Laura Williams for an informative and interactive webinar. Laura will offer important insights and actionable, bottom-line boosting tactics including:
- Why building a strong workplace culture can help improve an organization’s bottom-line performance
- Why proactive HR law policy design can help shield a workplace culture from the disruptive effects of a major workplace event
- How ineffective employment law policies can negatively impact everything from employee engagement to turnover levels—and how to make them better
- Identifying the major events that can affect workplace culture and how to minimize their impact
- Five ways to rebuild a damaged workplace culture
Laura Williams, Williams HR Law
Laura Williams has more than 15 years of experience providing strategic advice and representation to employers on a full range of labour and employment matters, including pre-termination advice and strategy, workplace safety and insurance, wrongful dismissal actions, union organizing and certification, grievance arbitration, human rights, privacy, employment standards, workplace policies, procedures and employment contracts. Her focus is to provide proactive advice designed to minimize workplace law challenges, maximize employee engagement and boost their bottom line performance. Her specialty is providing effective and comprehensive solutions that reduce liability and costs derived from ineffective and non-compliant workplace practices.
Laura is regularly engaged by organizations and firms as an investigator on various issues including workplace violence, harassment, sexual harassment, violence, employee discipline, fraud, health and safety and disability management issues. She has also been featured in various industry magazines and human resources publications, providing expertise and insights on a wide range of employment law and employee engagement issues. Laura speaks frequently at HR law seminars and conferences, and regularly conducts workshops and training for human resources professionals and managers operating in a variety of sectors.