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We’re a couple of months into the new year, and the pandemic is still with us. While every industry has its unique nature and challenges, there are a few things companies can do that will generally give them a much-needed boost.
Here are four tips that can hopefully help your business.
1. Job Description Software
Now, modern job description software helps HR teams create the best job postings quickly, identify the best candidate during the interview process, and improve evaluations and assessments on an ongoing basis. Job description software helps you draft better job descriptions quicker, ask better interview questions, and uses a combination of AI and HR wisdom distilled over decades to create a sound basis for evaluating job performance.
This software puts a detailed library of competency-based content right at your HR’s fingertips, improving their core hiring and evaluation processes. From before the interview takes place to after retirement, this software drives efficiency throughout each employee’s tenure.
Companies looking to build and develop the best teams should get help from job description software.
2. Prioritizing Trust and Health
A pandemic is the very last time you want to second-guess your employees about their health concerns. If they aren’t feeling well or have symptoms that could be COVID-19, ensure they get ample paid time off.
Protecting their health should be of sufficient concern that no other reason for doing so is necessary. But if they feel pressure to get work done or remain in the office, it could infect other employees, causing potential lawsuits and negative PR.
If you need yet another reason to take public health seriously, companies are struggling to retain their employees, and endangering their life and showing indifference to their health is a guaranteed way to push them out the door. Prioritizing health is also better for your bottom line.
The type of tone and tactics you’ll take when communicating with customers depends on the nature of your industry. For example, restaurant owners dialogue with foodies very differently than a grocer will communicate with their customers, and no two restaurants have exactly the same style depending on their brand and level of formality.
The main thing is to communicate with transparency right now. If you need to pivot your business model right now, explain why in clear language. Your customers will probably be very understanding!
They’ll likely be flexible and willing to help, especially if they know how the buying process has changed and why it has.
4. Government Support
If you’re a small business that has been affected by COVID-19 restrictions, you may be entitled to government support that will help offset your losses. Don’t be too proud to receive help.
Some larger companies have improperly applied for and received government assistance that wasn’t meant for them. Don’t take financial advantage of the pandemic, but don’t miss out on receiving the support you deserve.
The Bottom Line
Nobody knows your business better than you do. Hopefully, one of these four tips can help you succeed long into 2022.