COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind. A lot has happened in a short period of time. It is undoubtedly having an impact on our personal and professional lives.
As most anticipate, things are likely to get worse before they get better. We’ll recover and things will get back to normal in due time. There is no doubt this time will put a strain on your business in the short term. Therefore, you need to be proactive in how you handle this situation. You still need to run your business and be ready when this crisis comes to an end.
Here are some important tips from Toronto recruiters to shift business operations during this unprecedented time:
Before making any drastic and potentially long term decisions, re-assess your priorities. What is at the top of your priority list? Which actions can be delayed or put on hold? What are the key business processes that need to keep moving forward?
There is a lot of misinformation being spread online. Your employees are unsure about what is going to happen and how it will impact their job. Make it a top priority to communicate with your team about working conditions, changes in protocol, and how you are supporting employees. Keep them up to date daily. Things are changing quickly. Notify them of changes as soon as possible.
Offer as much flexibility as you can. As you know, schools and daycares are shut down, as are many other non-essential services. Work with your team and help them manage this situation. Now is a great time to re-affirm your dedication to supporting your employees. Show them why you are a great company to work for.
Allowing your employees to work from home is an effective way to keep your business running. Make use of available technology to make it easier to communicate. Provide remote access and give your employees the tools and resources they need to be efficient at home. Provide your team with tips and instructions on how to best make use of their time when working at home. Have scheduled calls and video conferences to help everyone be on the same page.
IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.
Bruce co-founded IQ PARTNERS in 2001 and currently operates as Managing Partner. His personal background includes hands-on management experience in sales, marketing and marketing services. He has built management teams for a wide variety of marketing, communications, media and technology companies. He has also participated in several M&A transactions for service-based companies and is frequently called upon as a resource in the planning and negotiation of such deals.