Human Resources Advice During the Pandemic

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As we navigate through these unprecedented times of COVID-19, many businesses are having to make some very difficult and time sensitive Human Resources related decisions.

Questions that business owners and managers are struggling with include:

  • How do I structure my business and teams as my revenue declines and workload decreases for my staff? Or in some cases, your revenue increases and your staff’s workload increases?
  • Are there options available to avoid layoffs and keep my employees on payroll even if there is a shortage of work?
  • How do I decide who to layoff, transfer to another role/location, reduce hours, etc.?
  • Do I layoff employees or do I terminate?
  • Who do I layoff, how do I communicate this news virtually, what documentation do I provide to the employee?
  • How do employees apply for EI/CERB?
  • How do I continue to communicate with laid off employees in order to provide company updates around COVID-19 and the status of the business?
  • How do I manage the employees who continue to work while ensuring a safe and healthy workplace?

If these are questions that are keeping you up at night, then Ahria Consulting can provide remote human resources support through video conferencing or by phone to help you with these most difficult decisions and troubling times. Call our office at 519 642 2612 and select 7 for Michael.

Helpful Resources

Canada Revenue Agency – Support for Employers

rTraction COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Ontario Businesses in need of Financial Help

How to Manage Virtual Teams and Remote Work

The world of work is going virtual. Whether it is in response to a virus pandemic or a futuristic human capital decision, allowing employees to work and contribute virtually does present interesting challenges. All areas of leadership, be it performance coaching, guidance, problem-solving, can look challenging when you manage from a distance. This 30-minutes webinar will help you prepare yourself for the new world of work- where not just the desktop, but the desk itself won’t exist.

To view the webinar recording click here.

Hiring in a Virtual World

The world of work is going virtual. Whether it is in response to a virus pandemic or a futuristic human capital decision, allowing employees to work and contribute virtually does present interesting challenges. All areas of leadership, be it performance coaching, guidance, problem-solving, can look challenging when you manage from a distance. This 30-minutes webinar will help you prepare yourself for the new world of work- where not just the desktop, but the desk itself won’t exist.

To view the webinar recording click here.

Making the Most of Working from Home

With the rapid movement of many employees to be working from home, many have entered uncharted waters. Routines have been upset, daily cadence of activities upended and the feeling of being part of something bigger than oneself risks being swept away in this sea of change.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In this webinar, we highlight some excellent tips to help workers settle into a new routine of working from home. We focus on how to:
• stay connected with co-workers (and the organization)
• establish boundaries between work and home life
• address distractions inherent in working from home
• maintain productivity and accountability
• feel fulfilled by work that feels a little more lonely than normal

Your employees can view this webinar recording by clicking here.