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March 11, 2020

“Pandemic Playbook: Common Sense Practices for an Unfamiliar Landscape” Released by GattiHR and PRAXI Alliance to Help Organizations Navigate COVID-19 Challenges

Playbook Developed in cooperation with HR Professionals in China and Milan —
the Front Lines of the Novel Coronavirus

QUINCY, MA, March 11, 2020 – A new white paper, “Pandemic Playbook: Common Sense Practices for an Unfamiliar Landscape,” was released today by GattiHR and the PRAXI Alliance and is available for downloading on the companies’ websites. The playbook was developed by the team at GattiHR in cooperation with PRAXI Alliance partners based in China, Thailand, Singapore and Milan, Italy.

Anyone interested in downloading the comprehensive white paper are encouraged to visit and

“Pandemic Playbook: Common Sense Practices for an Unfamiliar Landscape” addresses all the key issues and considerations chief human resource officers (CHROs) and CXO’s should be mindful of during the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus – COVID-19. Included are detailed chapters on communication, workplace prevention, social distancing, children and families, and business and people strategies, including ways to manage events and cashflow.

White paper excerpt: The rapid spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus, has left organizations around the world scrambling to protect their businesses and the welfare of their workers. If the last 20 years are any indication, business leaders will have to deal with the disruptive effects of pandemics with increasing frequency. … Since China notified WHO (Worldwide Health Organization) of several cases of unusual pneumonia on Dec. 31, 2019, COVID-19 had disrupted global supply chains, affected global tourism and been the cause of more than 3,000 deaths.

“Of course, the applicability of the strategies, policies and practices suggested in the playbook will vary from business-to-business as well as from region-to-region,” said Tom Connolly, CEO of GattiHR, a national  executive and industrial search firm that also provides clients with workforce analytics and HR technology. “The whitepaper is primarily aimed at giving business leaders, HR professionals as well as consultants policy and practice suggestions aimed at minimizing impact on business operations and to keep the workforces we’re responsible for as safe as possible.

“It’s the hope of the GattiHR team and our global PRAXI Alliance partners that organizations will find “Pandemic Playbook: Common Sense Practices for an Unfamiliar Landscape” helpful as they think about preparations and mitigating actions for their organizations.”

About PRAXI Alliance

PRAXI Alliance provides international Executive Search and Leadership Consulting solutions to help clients develop and pursue their human capital strategies. Our network spans 35+ countries and 70 offices. Specialties include international executive search, HR consulting, managerial audit, search and selection, talent assessment, personal and executive coaching, salary benchmarking, cross-border assignments, and professional development. For more information visit

About GattiHR

GattiHR helps its clients with search, workforce analytics and HR tech solutions. Headquartered in metro Boston with offices in Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia, GattiHR’s retained search practice focuses exclusively on Human Resources executives, and GattiHR Industrial is a leader in retained search for manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain executives. In workforce analytics, GattiHR builds innovative, subscription-based solutions for climate assessment, employer branding, incentive design and talent management. Through strategic partnerships with global leaders and innovators like Patheer, we provide technology solutions that help organizations build exponentially competitive workforces. For more information visit