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Business Continuity (Online)

Tutors: Dominika O’Sullivan

Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Duration: 1 day (10am - 12pm)

Venue: Online

Cost: €0

Course Profile:

Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet are delighted to introduce Business Continuity, a short online workshop by The HR Suite. This course is being offered free of charge to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by the ongoing situation with COVID-19.

On completion of this course participants will have an increased understanding of how to prepare for employees’ return to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Participants will learn what practical steps need to be taken from the legislative and employee retention perspective. The course will also outline the various restructure options available to employers at this point in time.



  • Where are we now? Review of the current situation.
  • Selection criteria for return to work.
  • Employer responsibilities and H&S considerations if lockdown measures eased.
  • Review of existing policies and procedures.
  • Annual leave accrual and planning.
  • Dealing with flexible working/reduced hours continuation requests.
  • Soft/Phased return to work.
  • Review of HR strategy in line with business changes.
  • Business restructure and redundancies.


  • Engagement
  • Wellbeing
  • Stress Management


  • What practical steps can be taken to prepare for employees’ return to work
  • A greater understanding of what retention strategies to implement while employees are out.

Participant Profile:

This course is open to professionals in the Animation, Games and VFX industry involved in the management of staff including business owners, managers, line managers, supervisors, HR staff. Applicants must have a current, valid address in the Republic of Ireland.

Software and system requirements:

The course will be delivered using the Zoom app. Participants must have a device equipped with Audio, Webcam and Microphone for the live chat sessions and feedback.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online by 12pm on Monday 11 May 2020.

Please note, places for this course are limited.

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