There are defining periods for our country and our world; Black Tuesday, Pearl Harbor/WWII, 9/11/War on Terrorism are examples. We are now living during one of those defining periods. The Coronavirus Pandemic. Companies around America are faced with unanticipated closures, needs to address health & well-being of employees, historically abrupt declining revenues, expense reductions out of necessity, and an immediate need to adapt to remote work environments. Although more physically distant, humanity has become more socially connected to these challenges head-on.
The novel coronavirus, which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, is putting a strain not only on workforces, but also on executive leaders and HR departments. The paid leave and absentee policies in place at many organizations were not designed to address this type of situation, and adjustments may be necessary to ensure the safety of employees as well as the continuity of business operations. Here are some helpful tips for HR managers during this pandemic.
Working from home? It can be a weird transition if you’ve never done it before. Usually we like to keep these blog posts short, but there were just too many points we felt were important to share! Here are our top 10 tips for crushing the work at home lifestyle: 1. Establish morning routines. Don’t dive into the inbox immediately from waking up. Those emails will still be there! Instead, give yourself anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes to do any of these things: stretch, hydrate with water, read an article or something inspirational, quick journaling, or a walk!
If it feels like the very nature of sales and marketing is changing, you aren’t imagining it. Both B2B and B2C companies just can’t compete based on product and price point anymore. The line between consumer and B2B purchasing is beginning to blur, and most of your buyers aren’t just looking for a good deal; they’re looking for a partner they can trust and believe in. It “starts with WHY,” says Simon Sinek in his book and TED Talks presentation. People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it.