Support for businesses and job seekers during coronavirus
Convolo are helping individuals and organisations tackle the key issues around the pandemic.
Adapting to a changing job market
Given the current situation with COVID-19, it's more important than ever to stand out from the crowd. With more people going after fewer jobs, it’s imperative to set yourself apart from the competition.
Your CV is the first step in your search for your next job. The best way to get noticed is to make your CV relevant to the role you are applying for. Take the opportunity to let your future employer know what you have been doing and what you are looking to do next, whilst ensuring you highlight your relevant skills.
Is your CV up to date and relevant to a specific job application? Do you have a strong covering letter that will grab the hiring manager's attention? If the answer's no, then get in touch today, we have a range of job seeking and CV writing services we offer.
Regardless of your situation, everyone needs support during a job search and we're here to help.
Responding to the coronavirus
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is an exceptional circumstance with ongoing implications for organisations of all sizes. As the situation continues to develop and change, Convolo can provide updated advice, resources and guidance to support organisations in their response.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) support for HR
The UK Government has put in place a package of support for both working people and businesses that will go a long way to protect livelihoods. Maximising the use of the Government’s support schemes, consulting with staff to agree changes to working practices or changes to pay or benefits, are all ways that can be used to keep people in jobs.
You can read more on the GOV.UK website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support
Organisations have had to rapidly adopt remote and flexible working practices, but they must continue to review these methods to ensure the health of staff is protected and the technology being used is fit for purpose. Businesses must put people first in all decisions they make as it will stand them in good stead for long-term survival.
Keeping up to date with the latest financial support schemes can be a challenge for businesses, with HR departments facing significant challenges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Convolo can provide HR support and help ensure organisations communicate changes quickly and effectively, and keep up to date with national guidance issued by the UK Government.
Managing remote working
The biggest concern for home-working employees is the lack of social interaction, with many missing their colleagues. Therefore employers should ensure that socialising is a priority when home-working and returning to the office. Whether this is by encouraging virtual coffee breaks, where team members can take a break and chat with one another via video calls and conferencing tools, making time for team members to share experiences will be crucial to an effective work transition.
Remote working also raises different health and safety concerns. Organisations involved in remote working need policies and procedures to make sure they manage the hazards effectively.
The main risk assessment issues you need to consider are:
- Work environment
- Work equipment
- Mental health wellbeing
- Working alone
Convolo can provide guidance on the best way to manage remote working, help with training and provide advice on specific issues. We can work alongside your HR team or support you directly.