Managing a global workforce


As several countries around the world start to ease up restrictions, part of the global workforce goes back to the office and some might even travel for business again, but how prepared are we for this challenge? Managing and protecting a global workforce was never an easy job and it will arguably be tougher now.

This is why we decided to ask two real experts on the subject, Alberto Monguzzi, Business Continuity Lead at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Dr Anthony Renshaw Medical Director, Medical Services – International SOS.

In this article, we introduce the speakers as well as the main topics that will be discussed during the event and invite you to take part to the discussion, with the chance to ask questions to our experts.

The speakers

Alberto Monguzzi is responsible for the business continuity and crisis management function of the IFRC. He has several years of experience handling emergencies all around the world and he has been at the forefront of IFRC responses during the ongoing pandemic. He takes a keen interest in exploring the cultural aspect of crisis management and understanding how different points of view can contribute to the development of a crisis management team. Alberto holds a Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute and is a supporter of organizational resilience in his field.

Dr Anthony Renshaw provides medical advisory to numerous global organizations across the resources, infrastructure, manufacturing, government and professional services sectors. Since joining International SOS in 2008, Anthony has overseen healthcare delivery and consulting platforms across China, Mongolia, Sakhalin, Korea and Japan; led community health programs in the Pacific; and run remote health services across Australia.

He has consulted widely across Africa, Europe and Asia-Pacific and has a keen interest in the interplay between global health and the private sector. Prior to joining the company, he was a surgeon in the UK and South Africa. Anthony is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. He holds a doctorate in reconstructive surgery from UCL and an executive MBA from INSEAD. He read medicine at the University of Manchester, where he also holds degrees in immunology and oncology.

Gianluca Riglietti is Head of Research and Intelligence for PANTA RAY. He has a wealth of experience in the field of organizational resilience, performing research, promoting and delivering talks on the subject in several countries. He is also an Executive PhD student at the Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently exploring the relationship between business continuity management and supply chain resilience. Gianluca will be moderating the session.

The topics

The webinar will address the controversial issue of travel and movement in this phase of the pandemic, where different countries with different levels of preparedness are trying to resume some type of normality. One key topic of the discussion will be medical (mis)information. Communications – across borders – on the best practices and the latest developments of the pandemic have been frantic, with a lot of public statements from politicians, media figures, and the scientific community that lacked proper scientific backing and contributed to the overall confusion.

Following the speakers will provide practical advice on what employers and employees can do to improve the medical and physical safety of the workforce. This includes issues such as vaccinations, the role of health and safety in crisis management, and the importance of business continuity and risk management.

In other words, if you want to keep your staff safe but also free of conducting vital business for your organization, sign up to hear the latest advice from high-profile experts at this link. We hope to see you you will be able to join us on Thursday, May 20th. Should you be interested but busy that day, you can register at the same link and listen to a recording of the webinar at a later stage.