Topics to include technology trends and tips for transitioning back to the office

Webinar to also discuss how businesses and organizations can address and implement diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

ALBANY, NY – BST & Co., one of the Capital Region’s leading financial and management consulting firms, will welcome business leaders to learn about human resources strategies in the COVID-19 environment during a free webinar on Thursday, October 1 at 8:30 a.m.

During the event, top human resources professionals from the Capital Region will share valuable insight, best practices and new approaches in relation to human resources, including technology trends for recruitment and tips for transitioning back to the office.

The webinar will also provide an update on the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and will address the common challenges non-profits encounter when addressing and implementing DEI programs and practices.

“Now is the time for employers to revisit their human resources strategy with a new focus on recovery and resilience in this new normal. While the pandemic has brought many challenges, it also offers the opportunity for innovation in technology, culture and office operations,” said BST & Co. Chief Talent Officer and HR Consultant Adam Lawrence. “We encourage local professionals to join us as we provide insight, guidance and best practices on how to prepare for changes in the workplace.”

Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to the expert panel for open discussion following the formal presentation. 

The panel of presenters includes a distinguished selection of the Capital Region’s top human resources professionals, including:

  • Adam Lawrence, Chief Talent Officer and HR Consultant, BST & Co.

Lawrence has more than 15 years of human resources, organizational development and talent management experience. He oversees design, development and delivery of all internal human resources programs at BST and also serves as a consultant for BST’s human resources outsourcing division.

  • Jack McGaughnea, Senior Advisor, BST & Co.

McGaughnea has nearly 40 years of experience as a human resources professional. He currently serves as a consultant for BST’s human resources outsourcing division, which focuses on operational and management consulting for small and medium-sized businesses.

  • Dave Gutman, HCM Consultant, ADP

Gutman works with small, mid-sized and large businesses to identify best solutions for human capital management, including payroll services, time and attendance, and retirement and insurance services.

  • LB Hannahs, Inclusion Development Strategist, Tangible Development

Using a blend of personal insight, research and hands-on experience as a diversity educator, higher education administrator and genderqueer person, Hannahs works to build bridges and solve problems for organizations with an expertise in organizational transformation related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

To register for the webinar, visit For more information about the webinar, contact Shannon Duncan by phone at 518-459-6700 or via email at [email protected].

About BST & Co., LLP

BST & Co. CPAs, LLP is as multi-disciplinary financial and management consulting firm headquartered in Albany serving the needs of closely-held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit and governmental entities, and high-net worth individuals. BST offers a broad portfolio of accounting and auditing, tax, consulting, outsourced accounting, and human resources services; as well as wealth management services, valuations, forensic accounting and litigation support. For more information, visit

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