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Being a Successful HR Department of One

60 Minutes
6 months
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$195. One Participant
$395 Group Attendees

Group Attendees: Any number of participants

Recorded Version: Unlimited viewing for 6 months ( Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of live webinar)


HR is one of the most rewarding careers on the planet- and being an HR department of one is the most challenging opportunity you can take on.

Being the only HR pro in the company requires so much of your time, focus, and skills, but it can also be as equally exhausting as it is exciting and deflating as it is rewarding.

This session is delivered by Brenda Neckvatal, an award-winning HR professional in Best Practices. She will provide tangible action steps for HR leaders and business leaders to manage the use of instant messaging technology across the enterprise, including helpful tips and tricks you can use to support productivity and employee satisfaction both in the office and in the ‘at home’ work environment.

The most common concerns Brenda addresses with women in HR who are just starting out are:
  • I don’t know anything about HR
  • I don’t know where to go for answers
  • I’m afraid I’m going to make a mistake

You can feel the overwhelming even if you’ve been an HR pro for a while. It’s a taxing field where you’re continuously the one who deals with employee issues, discerning opinions, benefit challenges, large amounts of administrative work, disconnected HR systems, no IT team, and erratic or disconnected communication within the company.

Brenda says "The number one concern HR pros have is trying to get all of the important things done - because everything in HR is important! When we see something that needs to be done, it rides our 'call to action' button hard!"

If you are experienced in HR or new to the Human Resources field and are struggling to find ways to identify what needs to be done and accomplish your objectives, this presentation will help you to:
  • Identify high-priority actions and weed out conflicting zero-priority distractions
  • Stay optimistic and get your work done
  • Deal with continuous interruptions and make time for your needs
  • Set expectations with co-works and leaders so you can knock out your growing workload
  • Identify a system so you can effectively manage your tasks because it’s not about time management

As a result of the training, you will be better equipped to make decisions regarding the operation of your business, be able to lead or assist leaders in the business, prepare the business for ongoing change and still accomplish your list of "to-dos."

Why should you Attend: Being an effective HR department of one is about identifying today’s priorities and getting them done within a continuously shifting timeframe. The trouble right now is that there is an overwhelming amount of information and conflicting directives from multiple sources as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent surge of civil unrest.

A great deal of new information has come forward, requiring more of your attention to be taken away from the regular workload. Because Brenda is monitoring the situation constantly and can apply her years of experience to the scenarios playing out, this presentation is vital for you to stay ahead of the changes and to ensure your workplace is functioning and productive.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • How to manage tasks and get it all done
  • Learn how to present the company HR requirements to your CEO/President/Company Owners so that it resonates and meets their needs to give you more support
  • How to get buy-in from managers to meet your deadlines
  • How to stay ahead of developing issues and still remain compliant
  • Learn what up-to-the-moment issues and concerns are affecting the workplace and how to keep up with HR news
  • How to get your tasks done amongst multiple meetings each week
  • Learn what support is available to ask questions and help you through difficult situations

Who Will Benefit:
  • HR Professionals
  • HR Managers
  • HR Directors
  • HR Coordinators
  • HR Administrators
  • HR Generalists
  • Human Resource Business Partners
  • CEOs
  • Presidents
  • Owners
  • Partners

Brenda Neckvatal is an international award-winning HR professional and two time Best Selling Author. Not only does she help business leaders get the people side of their business right, she is a specialist in crisis management, government contracting HR compliance, and mentor to rising entrepreneurs, business leaders, HR champions and professionals.

Brenda has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc, as well as US News and World Reports. She started as an HR sprout after a solid fourteen-year career in retail management. She really enjoys helping people solve their unique problems, and human resources offered her the ability to support her co-workers more. Having the benefit of working for six Fortune 500 companies, she converted her experience into advising her audience to use tried and trusted best practices that help small businesses achieve their workforce goals. In her combined 30-year career in human resources and business, she has consulted with over 500 small businesses and C-suite leaders. She has optimized employee effectiveness and helped mitigate the high costs associated with making hasty employment-related decisions.

She has been involved with employee situations where they have engaged in workplace violence, a near stabbing, deliberately inciting fear in other coworkers, stalking women, breaches of protocol around national security, assault, suicide, death, homicide, and a potential active shooter.

Brenda is a devoted volunteer in the Navy SEAL Community and is constantly finding new ways of supporting veterans of Naval Special Warfare. She dedicates 32 weeks a year to working with The Honor Foundation to support the career transition of Special Forces personnel by providing them with her knowledge, insight, and creativity. Perseverance, integrity, and relentless optimism are just a few of the ingredients that make up what you experience when meeting and working with Brenda.

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