Employee Engagement in the 2020 Era

On-Demand, available until June 30, 2021
Recorded June 23, 2020

Categories: Communication Strategy, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership & Management

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the United States finds itself still in the grips of this social, economic and health crisis, the implications for organizations have become increasingly complex. And in the midst of this crisis comes further tragedy. The killing of George Floyd has sparked heightened conversation around deeply-rooted racial injustice in the United States. The intersection of these issues creates a new mandate for companies – to not only act responsibly but ensure employees feel safe and protected, not only at work, but in their communities.

Employees are at the heart of so many of the issues companies face today – and their voices must be heard. In this session, Porter Novelli will unpack hot-off-the-presses data shining a light on the intersection of COVID-19 considerations, social justice and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). Presenters will then examine case studies of employee engagement in this new era – highlighting how employees can feel involved as we all navigate to a new normal.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Learn new data on American expectations of companies related to return to work, social justice and DE&I.
  • Explore how employee engagement is evolving in this new reality.
  • Discuss the ways companies are engaging employees during this time.


Conroy Boxhill, managing director, Atlanta, Porter Novelli

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As Managing Director of Porter Novelli-Atlanta, Conroy leads a high-performing team of communicators who work with companies to anticipate, plan and capitalize on sudden or planned shifts to business operations or reputation. Currently, Conroy serves as a senior counselor to several major brands navigating COVID-19, the global economic recession and social unrest sparked by the fight against systemic racism.

Margaret-Ann Cole, principal consultant, chief people officer, Porter Novelli

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Margaret-Ann Cole, a leader who makes organizations successful by first ensuring their people are successful, has noteworthy experience and insight into leadership, DEI, business operation and workforce transformation. She is currently the EVP, Global Talent Leader and Chief People Officer of Porter Novelli. A member of the global executive team, she has responsibility for organizational development, change management and talent growth/transformation across Porter Novelli’s global footprint. She manages the talent group in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving organization that thrives in a purpose-driven environment that promotes innovation, and deeply committed to diversity, inclusion and equity.


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