Are you a business owner – international or domestic – looking for ways to network online during the pandemic? How do you maintain connections with your employees and other professionals in these physically distanced times?
On this week’s show, Polina Bogdanovitch of the French-American Chamber of Commerce – New York will be my guest on Employment Law Today. We will discuss how her organization helped international businesses and their employees to stay connected this past year.
0:38 – 15:05 – Eric introduces his guest, a member of the French American Chamber of Commerce. Her role is to be in constant communication with members so that her team may facilitate connections between them. Eric happens to be a member of the organization. He found it to be very lively and welcoming. One of the challenges that she had during the pandemic is that her role was initially difficult to fulfil, there were no networking events to attend. They quickly had to find creative solutions in order to continue their work.
18:02 – 29:55 – In order to adjust they, like many others, the FACC began hosting webinars. They quickly began to experience a “Zoom fatigue” as the reality set in that these events would become the new normal. Over time they even had less engagement with their events. With the help of other chambers, they have been able to pool together resources and host larger events with additional networks.
32:42 – 44:20 – Eric and Polina talk about ways to reach your targeted audience and stay connected. Polina makes an effort to listen to what the network wants so that they can host events that cater to their specific needs. Eric notes that during in person events, it is easier to seek out connections with certain people at events whereas zoom events are to some extent impersonal. Through their engineering of these events, it adds that personal touch to it once again.
46:28 – 57:27 – Moving forward as more people are getting vaccinated, Eric wonders how adjustments will be made. One of the new networking tactics that Polina says they will likely continue is facilitating email and online introductions between members. To learn more about the French American Chamber of Commerce, visit FACCNYC.org
About Employment Law Today
Helping Business With Employment Law Issues.
For many business owners, it can be overwhelming to keep up and comply with the federal and state labor and employment laws that govern how they run their business. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new laws and regulations regarding hiring, firing, and workplace practices and protocols — all of which can increase business owners’ anxieties about regaining traction or thriving again. On my weekly show, we will be discussing the most common employment law related questions and challenges that business owners have been facing in these uncertain times.
The show will have three main goals: (1) to inform businesses about employment law updates, (2) to inspire businesses by giving them the tools to move forward, and (3) to demonstrate how some business owners have overcome their employment law problems, walked through the challenges imposed by this pandemic, and have taken steps to regain traction during the reopening phases of this pandemic.
Our guests will include professionals who advise businesses from an H.R., legal, and financial perspective, along with thriving business owners who will share their experiences and insights into running a successful company while complying with labor and employment law mandates during COVID-19.