Bringing Employees Back to the Office of the Future - Webinar Recording

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Bringing Employees Back to the Office of the Future – Webinar Recording

COVID has changed how and where we work. Employers hoping to bring staff back to the office will need to take steps to ensure each day in the office is a positive and beneficial experience for staff, including some who may be reluctant to leave the comforts of their home office.

In this online presentation, GGFL partner Natalie Evans and our panel of guest experts dive into three critical areas that every business owner should be carefully considering as part of their back to the office strategy.

The Law – Employment lawyer Sheri Farahani of Emond Harnden discusses the legal issues surrounding employer and employee rights and obligations when employees are required to return to the office, company vaccine mandates and health & safety requirements.

Engaging Leaders & Employees – Margo Hoyt, Managing Director, Talent & Leadership at LHH, discusses the challenges and opportunities for business leaders seeking new and improved approaches to leading teams, managing performance and building company culture.

The Office Environment – Mandy Sutherland, Senior Consultant, Applied Research and Consulting with Steelcase, discusses how the office environment can be used to foster collaboration, learning and company culture in a safe physical space.

 

Meet Our Guest Panel of Experts

Sheri Farahani
Partner with Emond Harnden LLP

Sheru FarahaniSheri has worked exclusively in management side labour and employment law for her entire legal career. She regularly acts in both an advisory capacity and as litigation counsel. She is experienced in the representation of employers in human rights proceedings, employment standards complaints, federal and provincial labour board proceedings, occupational health and safety matters, workers’ compensation matters, collective bargaining, defence of wrongful dismissal claims and in regard to providing strategic advice in relation to union organizing drives.

 

Margo Hoyt
Managing Director and Senior Vice President  with LHH

Margo Hoyt, LHHMargo Hoyt, is the Managing Director and Senior Vice President of LHH’s Talent & Leadership Development practice. She has been working in the leadership and organizational development space for more than 30 years. Margo has worked extensively in organizational transformation and change, and consulted with leaders and teams to enhance their effectiveness, make shifts for the future.

 

Mandy Sutherland
Senior Consultant  with Steelcase Applied Research + Consulting

Mandy Sutherland, SteelcaseMandy Sutherland is a Senior Consultant with over 20 years of consulting experience working with clients, architects and designers globally to develop a common understanding of a corporation’s issues, worker needs and work experience solutions. She specializes in the creation of new work experiences that drive increased organizational resiliency and the amplification of individual and team performance. For much of the last 10 years she has focused her consulting activity primarily on transformational workplace projects which integrate behavior, space and technology.