A time of despair and reflection allows you to stop and think. In our case currently, we do need to think quickly but my point is, to think ahead you do need to stop for a moment and possibly take a different pathway to reach your destination.
Your plans for 2020 will be affected by what we are currently experiencing but look at the positives and alter your strategy slightly. People planning is always a challenge and recruitment is always last on the to-do list, but use this situation to put your ducks in a row for the future. Now is about planning…so re-adjust!!
If you are looking to recruit, continue to receive applications, reviewing what people can offer and what they can bring to the table. To be honest as a business owner or a line manager, you will have new ideas…. truth!
New skills and experiences may appear in CVs that you didn’t think of in your initial person criteria – use this time to really analyse the market to think how you could improve your business by leveraging other capabilities. This is a time to springboard to higher heights!
If you see quality CVs with potential but currently isolated, use technology. Telephone interview initially, then arrange a video link call using Zoom, Go To, Skype, FaceTime, Teams… to name a few. We are in the 21st century so think how you can continue to remain productive, and not allow this pandemic to hinder growth. By the time you have a 2nd face to face video call for example, it’ll be 4-6 weeks down the line anyhow….so don’t Stop and Worry, Fight!
As a country, we need to pull together. Help and listen to one another. We may not like the noise we hear, feeling daily that you just want to block-out what you fear, but it’s the only way to move forward by listening to experts and to adjust life and business.
Be calm, be controlled and support each other’s re-adjustments in business, in life, in routines and in health. It’s not normal for us all, but reflect and re-adjust, make changes, and we will be ok…. honestly!! This coronavirus outbreak may take a few months to settle but we need to keep our heads held high, keep focused and drive forwards, making a difference inpossibly new directions, which will revolutionise new beginnings; exactly what I learnt personally to overcome tragedy and crisis.
Part 1 of 5 – Written by Angela Warner