Staying Connected During a Pandemic
In late March we all heard the news that the UK was going into lockdown: with government instruction to ‘Stay Home’ we were forced to close our offices and put face-to-face interactions on hold. As the country looked for new ways to stay in contact with their friends and family, so did we.
Working from Home
Although our offices have been closed since mid-March, we have consistently stayed in touch with our clients over the phone and via email. In uncertain times we have continuously offered reassurance; we have adapted our practises to work from home and offer the same service to our clients. Initially we made sure that all of our clients had information and access to other support agencies which provide specific expertise, for example, mental health organisations, providing any necessary advice and support in uncertain times.
We have maintained our mentoring programme, continued with client job searches, and remained constantly supportive for each and every one of our clients. During lockdown, we continued our CV writing services. Despite jobs being scarce at first, many clients were still keen to pursue their job search. Although most employers ask for applications via email, there are still some circumstances where a paper version is needed, so our advisors arranged to print and post out CVs so that our clients could continue applying to jobs. We’re pleased to say that this continued support has resulted in several jobstarts even in these difficult circumstances!
We have introduced and distributed our weekly bulletin as a new way of keeping in touch with our clients. Aiming to stay current and remind our clients that employment opportunities have still been available during the UK wide lockdown, we included key websites and information on virtual job fairs. Taking inspiration from lockdown trends, our articles have ranged from CV and cover letter writing guidance, to topical word-searches and tips for gardening. We’ve had feedback that clients have looked forward to receiving their bulletin via email or in the post. To make them even more widely accessible, they are all available to view on our Facebook page.
We have also been working hard with our partners at Greatfield Big Local: they funded activity bags for residents and we helped to distribute them. This has been key in maintaining (socially-distanced) contact with our community and provided additional support to those who need it.
Watch this page for more news and updates in the coming weeks
We are more connected than ever and we are still here to help you explore your employment or training possibilities. Whilst our offices are closed as we make changes to our safety procedures to follow COVID-19 regulations, our friendly client advisors are still contactable by phone or via email.
Call us on 01482 706078
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