COVID-19. The pandemic that has caused the world to come to a halt before our eyes. For the first time since the 1900’s we have seen all of our luxuries been taken away, our shops, bars and work places. The pandemic has affected many people’s lives both good and bad. We have lost our freedom but have gained a gift you can’t put a price on - free time to spend either with our loved ones, talking or calling them. It is very important to keep in touch with friends and family during these times - if anyone needs some guidance or help, our phone lines are always open!
In the UK an additional 1.5 million people have been given the chance to work remotely. Here at Uxbridge Employment Agency we have taken advantage of modern technology and have transformed the way we work in order to be as safe, productive and happy as we can. We have all connected up to our office computers from home, connected the main phone line to our mobiles and have all the information we need stored online on our laptops. During this time we knew it was key to stay connected and stay positive so we have regular morning meetings, these discuss our successes and our plans for the day.
This has put an exciting spin on working from home which has kept us all motivated during these confusing times. One of the ways COVID-19 has affected UEA in a positive way is that we have reached out to hundreds of clients, candidates and potential job seekers in order to try and help as many people as we can.
We have always celebrated the little wins, however now more than ever we appreciate when we call someone to check in on them and we get the same positivity back. As a team we realised that the world needs positivity more than ever, so we have contacted as many people as we can to try and shed some light onto someone’s day.
We have also taken this time to work through our to-do lists and still power on to help our lovely candidates find jobs. Working from home has allowed us all time to focus on exactly what needs to be done and what tasks need to be fulfilled, we have been able to re-organise some of the ways we work in cooperating new methods and tactics.
UEA has taken what COVID-19 has done to the economy and has transformed it into positivity. We have used this time to organise, plan and create things we wouldn’t have done in the office. New Spreadsheets, PowerPoints and documents have all been created, we are prepared and raring to get back into the office, even though on some days it may not feel like it we are ready and we have more research behind us than ever.
We urge everyone to stay strong during these times and try to turn a bad situation into a productive one.
Apprentice - Team Admin