We’ve come to the end of Pride Month, and a big one at that. But that doesn’t mean you should stop celebrating Pride at work, or that its message stops. Before you take down your rainbow profile pictures and flags in the office, read this.
We’ve all seen the meme; a parent on a video conference call while her two children are taped to the floor with the caption, “Working from home during COVID-19!”
We chuckle to ourselves and say, “YUP” as we continue to scroll. But as funny as the meme is, this is a stark reality for most parents navigating childcare, home schooling, and working during COVID-19.
Disclaimer: This document has been created based on professional experience by Envol Strategies and should NOT be considered as legal advice.
It is undeniable: COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it. The novel coronavirus has, ironically, caused novel situations for leaders to navigate. First and foremost, we want you to know that you are not alone.
While many businesses have had to close down completely, essential businesses remain open to keep our communities going (and we are so grateful for it)!
In the construction industry, companies have been quickly pivoting to implement policies and procedures to keep construction sites safe. Employers are wading in deep waters with the challenge to keep workers safe during this unprecedented global pandemic.
Over the past few weeks, remote layoffs have become more common than employers ever could have imagined. On a good day, layoffs are challenging. Right now, layoffs need to be done in large quantities, adhere to social distancing regulations, and take place during an economic downturn that already has many employees concerned for their family’s wellbeing.
Many employers are relying on benefits like the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to help get their business through the COVID-19 crisis. And with new information and changes being introduced each day, it can be hard to keep up.
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has required employers to adapt their hiring processes to keep in line with the government’s social distancing regulations. Traditional parts of the hiring process like in-person interviews and onboarding are on an indefinite ‘pause’ as the pandemic continues. It’s time to adapt – fast.
These continue to be challenging and unprecedented times for everyone. In the past 3 years, we have supported our clients with growth and through challenging times. But it has been nothing like the past week. In the past week, we have supported both our clients and our community through many tough business decisions. Despite all of the chaos, one thing we know for certain: Envol is here for you.