By Alissa Penney, HR Consultant
Out of all the roles that Human Resources professionals play, none is more important than that of Business Partner. Especially in times of crisis. HR traditionally has taken the role of data input or regulation management department. But, if we’re being honest, this mindset has shifted exponentially in the last few decades to place HR at the forefront of risk mitigation and critical decision making.
So, during times of crisis, why are HR staff typically included in reductions in force? If your company has laid off HR staff in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic,