Workplace in Transition

Lindell Haywahe , Computer Resource Facilitator & Social Media Manager/Development

As a human race, we are finding ourselves in a period of transition. Here at Work Prep, the biggest transition in recent weeks has been the transition from front line service helping people daily, hands on, with their employment related goals. The Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Resource Centre has been closed to the public since March 17, 2020, though we continue to offer our resume and cover letter services to those who call or email and ask for help with those items. The Case Managers are still in contact with their current client lists and offering help in locating resources that are unconventional as everything is done by phone, email or video conference calls.

Technology has become so important in staying connected to the world. Work Prep is currently offering online assessments for clients, with access to technology, and soon we will be transitioning into webinars and video marketing to keep the interest alive. LinkedIn is also an integral part in keeping the learning curve of our clients active.

We are still here to help people working on their path to employment.

We are still here to support people working on their plan for independence.

We are still here educating ourselves on how to serve our clientele more efficiently.

I’ve been doing a lot of research on survival in light of a global pandemic. Today’s research focus was on helping employers and companies be more efficient in service during a time of crisis, such as what we are all going through today.

Covid-19 Small Business Survival Guide

https://www.canadaone.com/topics/crisis_management/covid-10-business-survival-guide.html

This guide is designed to help Canadian small businesses get critical answers on an ongoing basis as this pandemic unfolds. The intent of this guide is to help small businesses gather information that is relevant to them during this uncertain time.

3 Fundamentals for Surviving the Pandemic: Immediate Actions for Company Leaders

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathymillerperkins/2020/03/22/3-fundamentals-for-surviving-the-pandemic-immediate-actions-for-company-leaders/#9e0901255bcf

This article helps companies step up by making suggestions aimed towards re-affirming their purpose and mission for their clients and customers. Suggestions for ways to be more transparent by supporting their words through their actions.

How to work during a Pandemic

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/01/how-to-work-during-a-pandemic/

Knowing what to do and knowing how to do something is the difference between action and inaction. This article provides insight on how to “act” appropriately during this time of crisis. In a time of uncertainty, it is important not to be hard on yourself or on people around you. We all have different ways of coping and as such, we can demonstrate some empathy and compassion towards others in this difficult time.

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