During these surreal times of working from home, not working, and having to stay home in general, many workers are feeling anxious about the future. Most of America is finding themselves with idle time as we weather this storm. Parents are getting a break from shuttling kids to sports and activities, and social gatherings are at a full stop.
A recent report cited that Rosetta Stone is in dire need of employees as there has been a surge of people using this time to learn a second language. How can employers and job seekers alike make best use of this time? We’ve come up with some ideas to help!
- Techies can expand your technical skills. If you are a techie, are there skills that could make you more marketable in your current or future job? If so, find online resources to get smarter and expand your skill sets. This will help pass the time on weekends and make you stronger on the other side of this pandemic.
- HR teams and recruiters can become experts, too. During normal times, the phrase “I wish I had more hours in a day” can be heard everywhere. Well, you have some time now. This is a great opportunity to dig deep into the intricacies of the business environment for your industry, or the talent trends for the positions most needed in your tech environment. Look at this as an opportunity to add more value to your Company and emerge stronger and better than before.
- Stay connected. Checking in on contacts is something that falls into the category of needed more hours in a day. Whether it is a former boss or colleague, there never seems to be a good time to just check in. Now is a great time! Go through LinkedIn and see what people are up to during this slow down. Message people to catch up. I’m sure most people would welcome the social distraction from a social distance.
Griffin Global Systems is looking to do its part to help employers and applicants get back to full momentum. We are following our own advice and leveraging this time to be prepared and more aligned with our clients’ needs.
Feel free to contact us during this work at home period to discuss ways that we can emerge stronger and better—together.