BIMA Hangouts – Coronavirus, HR & You

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BIMA Hangouts – A practical, forward thinking & interactive session focusing on the challenges presented by the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Online Only Event: We will send you a meeting link once you sign up .

In these sessions you’ll be able to access expert support and advice to help you manage the next few weeks/months successfully.


The outbreak has thrown up a thousand HR-related questions you’d never have needed to ask just a few weeks ago. Whether you’re an employer or employee, if you feel you’re (home)working in the dark, Helen Watson, HR Director at Kin+Carta Connect, Victoria Brown, HR Consultant, Siobhan Brunwin, People Director at MullenLowe and Sally Boulton, Head of Talent at Tribal Worldwide London are here to answer your questions, such as:

  • I don’t believe my employer is taking coronavirus seriously. Can I refuse to work? / My employee is refusing to work – what can I do?
  • My maternity leave is about to end. What do I do about childcare?
  • My self-isolation period is over but I still feel unwell. What should I do?
  • I feel I need more support with homeworking. How do I talk to my employer about it? / How do I support my team whilst homeworking?
  • How should I be treating annual leave right now?


Our Hangouts sessions cut through the rumour and misinformation and arm you with practical information you can put to work in your business. This session in particular is essential for anyone worried that their situation hasn’t been covered by the more general guidance available.

Siobhan Brunwin, People Director at Mullenlowe Group.

Sobhan (Shiv) is responsible for all things people, culture and talent across the Mullenlowe Group in the UK. Siobhan has worked within the HR, learning & talent space for the past 9 years across a range of different fast paced industries. In 2019 she won Campaign magazines first ever ‘Talent Person of the Year’ Award. She believes that fostering a more honest and open working environment where people can bring their ‘whole selves’ to work will help businesses achieve success. Siobhan is a very proud and active member of the Bloom (the women’s network for the communications industry).

Sally Boulton, Head of Talent at Tribal Worldwide London

Sally Boulton has a Management, production and administrative career that spans the digital marketing, music, film and advertising industries.

During her 20 years at Tribal Worldwide London she has become specialist in the development, recruitment and retention of highly in demand digital talent across all agency disciplines.

Initially Sally started in an operational role as Head of Resource, running the studio and project management team and more recently, as our Head of Talent focussing on pure talent management.

Sally has paid a key role in Tribal’s flexible working policies and has extensive knowledge and experience of Well-being, Mental Health and D&I initiatives.

Previous experience includes the conception and production of music and special interest programming for 3 major record labels, EMI, PolyGram (Universal Music) and BMG (Bertlesmann Music Group). Responsible for the production of award-winning projects for a diverse range of artists from David Bowie, Al Green to Take That.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2020
10:00 - 11:00


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