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Trusted Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis

Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis: RIFs

How a company handles RIFs reflects highly on the company’s true values and employer brand to both customers and remaining employees.

Victor covers the importance of timely and transparent information to employees during RIFs and the need to treat employees fairly and with respect. He also provides a summary of the WARN Act.

Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis: Alternatives to RIFs

How a company pivots during a crisis significantly impacts its customer engagement, employer brand, and long-term profitability. In the latest podcast in my series, “Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis,” I cover alternatives to RIFs and the legal issues. I review the excellent example of Southwest Airlines after 9/11 in avoiding RIFs and its market-share wining recovery.




Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis: Family First Coronavirus Response Act and its requirements for small businesses and benefits to employees and families


Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis Podcast: Remote Work Due to COVID-19.

Many companies wisely sent their employees off to work from home in a mad scramble. Now it is time to effectively lead a remote workforce. In this 14 minute podcast, Victor explains 8 key practices for remote work success.


Watch the replay of my webinar with Planbox, sponsored by Innovation Leader: Eight Practices to Fire-Up Your Innovation Culture.

The secret of successful innovation is not simply innovating, it’s embracing innovation. In today’s era, innovation should be shared and promoted internally just like your brand is across the globe. Victor Assad and Arthur Liberian will uncover how highly innovative organizations disrupt the market today with eight must-know fundamental practices.

Assad is the CEO of Victor Assad Strategic Human Resources Consulting & Managing Partner of InnovationOne. Liberian is a Senior Innovation Advisor at Planbox. This webcast will be based on the recent research of C. Brooke Dobhni, Ph.D. and The Conference Board.


Angela Hood discusses the features of her award-winning AI platform for unbiased recruiting and the benefits it provides recruiters.


Angela Hood discusses the features of her award-winning AI platform for unbiased recruiting and the benefits it provides recruiters. ThisWay Global’s technology, Ai4JOBS, searches and matches candidates to jobs, and can find the passive and uncommon candidates. Ideal for our tight talent economy. Ai4JOBS installs in minutes and can easily integrate with a company’s applicant tracking system, further enhancing its matching capabilities.

Angela points out that people have over 500 biases and discusses the three years of development with her global team and the many trials and failures before perfecting her platform. She provides advice for recruiting and HR leaders who are planning HR technology purchases. Ai4JOBS is available on Salesforce.


AllyO founder Sahil Sahni discusses how chatbots can significantly improve the speed of recruiting and build employer brand.


Before launching recruiting chatbot AllyO, co-founder Sahil Sahni walked around shopping malls in Silicon Valley recruiting workers for the mall’s stores. The manual processes he and co-founder Ankit Somani put in place became the blueprint for AllyO’s award-winning algorithms and chatbots.

AllyO’s chatbot and AI can automate your recruiting communications from “Hello” to onboarding and “How did we do?” and improve the quality of your hires, time to hire, and net promoter score for job candidates. AllyO’s AI can automate the hiring process by scanning and parsing applications, connecting with candidates via text and web chat to update them on their status, screening them into a job requisition and then immediately adding them to an employers’ applicant tracking software.

They are now expanding their capabilities to provide full digital assistance to HR. AllyO can save their clients 60% in costs per hire and dramatically raise job candidate satisfaction. AllyO has won many awards including being one of the 7 Awesome New Technologies by the HR Technology Conference, 2019.


MeBeBot CEO Beth White discusses how chatbots can answer common employee questions, cut costs, and free up the time of HR professionals.


After working in HR for 20 years, Beth White founded MeBeBot, a 24/7 virtual HR assistant leveraging chatbot technology to answer commonly asked employee questions.

With MeBeBot, HR can create efficiencies, improve communications, and reduce operational costs, allowing HR to pursue more strategic business objectives.

Beth discusses how younger workers are very comfortable with chatbots as a way to conveniently convey information. MeBeBot is easy to implement, often in just weeks. Beth gives advice to HR leaders who are thinking through technology purchases.


Brandon Metcalf, serial entrepreneur and high tech rock star, advises recruiters to eagerly embrace digital technologies for HR and provides advice for purchasing technology.


“You can’t replace the human interface,” says Brandon Metcalf, the Founder of Talent Rover, Strategic Advisor to ThisWay Global, and Founder of Place Technology, a new corporate performance management software.

His advice to recruiters is to “leverage technology to find the best talent so you can quickly get to the human interface and better placements.” Brandon explains that many organizations and staffing agencies have the talent they need to fill their staffing needs, but they can’t find them in their applicant tracking systems and match them to their current jobs.

“HR technology is still behind the times,” Brandon says in our interview. It is still too complex. He images the day when you can say, “Siri, find me candidates for this job,” and your recruiting platform will surface the candidates to your smartphone. Brandon sees HR technology evolving to resolve workforce shortages by finding talent that needs to be retrained, providing the online training, and then doing job matching.

His advice for HR leaders buying technology is to follow the 80/20 rule. Decide what you need for your business, do your research, prepare great questions, and then purchase technology that works 80% out-of-the box, with minimal customization.


Sandeep Purwar, founder of Bevov, provides advice for mid-sized companies to overhaul their recruiting processes.


After consulting and recruiting for pharmaceutical companies for ten years, Sandeep Purwar founded Bevov to help mid-size companies overhaul the manual and fragmented recruiting methods that frustrate job candidates.

Using Bevov, companies can raise their employer brands, search less by optimizing their strategies with data, hirer faster, and engage with the Top-5 candidates shortlisted by Bevov’s artificial intelligence.

Sandeep provides advice to companies on improving their employer brands and engaging with job candidates. He is a member of the Forbes HR Council.


Imo Udom, Founder of Wepow, shows how video podcasts can dramatically improve recruiting speed and success.

Imo Udom, the Founder and CEO of Wepow and Chief Strategy Officer for OutMatch HCM, describes how Adidas was able to enable job candidates to schedule their virtual interviews on their own time, saving recruiters time and significantly speeding up the interviewing process. Wepow enables organizations and job candidates to connect at scale and be more effective.

OutMatch acquired Wepow in January of 2019. Imo describes how OutMatch is enhancing Wepow’s technology by adding data, elements of industrial/organizational psychology, machine learning, and natural language processes to improve selection-and to do it without bias.

Imo’s advice to HR leaders who are considering digital technologies is to be certain about what problem they are trying to solve. “Technology can help you be more effective as an organization,” Imo says, “but technology itself can be a trip up.” “Contemporary technologies are not scary,” Imo says. They have been made to easier to use, unlike legacy applicant tracking systems.


Beth White, CEO of MeBeBot, reviews the survey results on HR’s readiness for AI.



Beth White reviews the survey results of HR’s Readiness for AI. The Survey identifies the top initiatives for AI as planned by companies and the top priorities for using AI to create the Future Workplace.

Beth shares Survey insights on how AI will improve the experiences of job candidates and employees and the emerging trends for budgeting AI expenditures. The Survey was conducted in 2019 and released in October. It is a collaboration of Workology, ThisWay Global, and MeBeBot.

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