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COVID-19 Business Challenges, Predictions, & Solutions Summary:
- Strategizing business plans amid COVID-19.
- COVID-19 Business challenges include 1/3 of staff unable to work.
- CIO’s and CMO’s embrace digital to take advantage of increased online traffic behavior.
- Businesses turn to teleworking. Virtual interviewing takes place as hiring continues.
At Profiles, we have been closely monitoring the latest news regarding the spread and containment of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. As always, the health and safety of our clients, consultants, and Profiles staff is our main priority.
How this pandemic will affect businesses and jobs is a top discussion within the staffing industry. Below we can share the latest business challenges, solutions, and predictions at this time.
COVID-19 Business Challenges
In an abundance of caution and under the direction of state and local government, the majority of businesses are working remotely with a strict no travel policy in support of social distancing. Industry reports as of March 13, 2020 suggest that at any given point, 1/3 of an organization’s staff may be unable to work (even remotely) due to constraints from the virus or other obligations, causing a major gap in the workforce. How are these leading businesses pushing forward with productivity and talent strategy?
COVID-19 Business Predictions
An effect on social distancing is an increased usage in online behavior. CIOs and CMOs, alike, are turning to digital channels to communicate and get in front of audiences to support internal sales productivity. Engaging digital teams and planning for an uptick in site traffic will be advantageous for businesses.
COVID-19 Business Solutions
Strategizing business solutions amid COVID-19 has amounted to teleworking and virtual conferencing to continue sales productivity. More than 90% of Human Resource teams partnering with Profiles continue to move forward with virtual job interviews and hiring by use of phone screens and video conferencing.
Profiles would like to share our business continuity plans. We’re able to quickly present a highly talented remote workforce, standing by and available for ongoing or project-based Freelance assignments. We have vetted tens of thousands of creative, marketing, and digital professionals with home office capabilities and remote tools/technology, to assist in meeting your business objectives in this highly stressful time. Our talent are available for direct hire, contract, and contract-to-hire work.
Profiles will continue to keep you abreast of new developments from a talent strategy and business standpoint. From all of us at Profiles, we want send along our best wishes to you & yours for a safe outcome in this unprecedented situation.