The 62nd Annual Human Resources Management Conference will be hosted by the University of Alabama October 13-14. Firestorm President/COO and Co-Founder, Jim Satterfield, will be attending and presenting a session at this year’s conference. Jim’s session, entitled HR’s Role in Business Continuity, will be held Friday, October 14 from 10-11:15 a.m.
Every Crisis is a Human Crisis: HR’s roles in business continuity and workplace violence
Today, one third of all business continuity programs are led by HR. Everyday there is a company in crisis. How you respond to that crisis in the first minutes, hours and days will determine whether the situation turns out to be a disruption or a catastrophe. During a crisis, seconds count. Actions and words matter. Organizations feel an overwhelming compulsion to act and speak. Very often, these initial inclinations are wrong, and result in additional exposure and liability. Each attendee will receive a one-year license and training at no-cost for the Firestorm Workplace Violence Prevention / Behavioral Risk Threat Assessment Program (BeRThA®).
Every Crisis is a Human Crisis. While Firestorm® uses this phrase to focus the impacts of disasters, crises, and violence on people, it also applies to understanding the likelihood and immediacy of events. Whether violence or cyber-bullying, there are warning signs and indicators. Missing recognition of behaviors of concern or failing to listen to what is being said empowers escalation to violence. Knowing before the gun comes to work is a critical intelligence planning responsibility for every company. The earlier a problem is detected, the less impact it will have.
Attendees will learn what to do and participate in a hands-on workplace violence exercise. People do not just snap. There are warning signs, red flags, cues, signals – but often they are not considered to be of a serious nature, so they are not reported. Missing recognition of behaviors of concern or failing to listen to what is being said empowers escalation to violence. Preventing a gun from coming to work and thwarting an act of violence before one occurs is a critical intelligence planning responsibility for every company. The earlier a problem is detected, the less impact it will have.
Each attendee will receive Crisis STOP™ (no cost service which Firestorm provides to companies. Firestorm will provide up to one hour of crisis management assistance. This initial consultation slows the process, controls panic, identifies the immediate concerns, provides direction, and lays the foundation for appropriate consequence management.
About the Conference
Hosted by The University of Alabama, the HRM Conference is designed to develop the full range of skills and knowledge vital to the success of the contemporary human resource professional. Presented by experienced human resource and employment law experts from across the state, this conference is consistently referred to as a must-attend event!
Who Should Attend?
The people who will most benefit from attending the HRM conference are the executives, human resource managers, and practitioners who are truly concerned about their most precious asset: people. Additionally, if you find yourself in the following functional areas, this conference is designed for you:
- Employee and industrial relations
- Organizational development
- Benefits and compensation
- Selection and placement
- Safety and security
- Training and development
- Legal compliance
- Management practices
- Owner or manager of a small business