The last few months have been terrible affirmation that change is inevitable. We all need to deal with the new normal – where the only unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
Either we adapt to change, or we get left behind. COVID-19 has forced us all to change the way we do things. Not much looks the same as it did pre-pandemic.
We socialize remotely. We educate our kids at home. We shop online. Doctor appointments are now telehealth visits.
Everything has changed. Changed utterly.
And, of course, we are working differently. Many of us have bid farewell to long commutes, replaced by a stroll down the hallway to our home office, if we are lucky enough to have one. Or hiding from our kids with a laptop in the basement. Whatever works.
I realize that my team and I can’t keep marching on, doing business the way we’ve done it for 20 years – that model just isn’t going to work any longer.
HR departments have different priorities than they did only six months ago. Filling new positions isn’t at the top of their ‘to do’ list. Compliance with new health standards and guidelines is at the top of that list. Then there are Medical Leave situations, furloughs, and salary reductions.
The fact is, though, that there’s an increasing number of open positions – and more on the way as people reach the ‘burn out/need a break level’ after months of long hours providing care and then dealing with the resulting stress and exhaustion.
At Bobbie Stone International, we recognize that change is inevitable. We also believe that growth and progression is a choice. We’re committed to both for our clients, candidates and the BSI Team.