How HR Can Be the Best Business Partner in Face of Disaster, the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
This session will show you how to increase your contributions to organizational effectiveness in the face of disaster.
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In today's fast changing and uncertain environment, HR must be a true business partner to help build organizational capability in preparing for any disaster. This session reviews how HR and management have responded to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, and discusses some of the best practices and lessons learned through the post-disaster study as well as presenter's personal experiences during the prior earthquake disaster in 1995.   You will learn how to increase your contributions to organizational effectiveness in face of disaster, how to increase our employees’ capability and performance in preparing for future disasters, and how to develop and monitor business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Yoshiharu Matsui


Yoshi founded and serves as president of HPO Creation, Inc., management consulting company specialized in leadership and organizational development. With more than 10 years of Human Resources/Organization Development experience and more than 10 years of marketing experience in several global companies such as Procter & Gamble, Levi Strauss, and Nortel Networks in Japan and Asia, Yoshi  provides global leadership development, organizational change, and marketing and sales development facilitation to helps clients strengthen their organizational and employee capability and business performance. He takes a holistic human and organization development approach in order to bring out best in people and achieve sustainable growth in the whole system.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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