Coronavirus is, of course, top of the agenda and in Jason's blog piece last week he shared our organisational protocols. Jason talked of our duty of care in a business like ours that is unequivocally all about people and getting individuals together. Thank goodness for Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts for helping us to keep the momentum going in our search and interviewing processes. We’ve seen several appointments made this week using this technology. Will this become the new norm?
We are all very concerned about the impact of the virus and the ways in which we live and work. Our business is all about people; physically getting our talented candidates together with our clients to see how they might work together.
On the 4th of February I wrote an article on IR35 and the “Boris Boost” on the interim/contract side of our business and impact on UK plc. It led to a lot of interesting discussion on our social media channel and heralded a series of information guides and events on IR35.
On the 13th February we welcomed Paul Whyte, Managing Director of Bestfood logistics (formerly Bidvest) for our second Thrive event and the first of 2020. Our relationship with Paul began when the parent company of Bidvest identified the need to hire a specialist turnaround leader to urgently diagnose and execute the turnaround of Bidvest Logistics. Russam worked closely with the Parent to conduct the specialist search for Paul.
Start-ups are proliferating in major cities worldwide. The chances of success often depend on their ability to scale and sell. The skills that the founder possesses of creativity and passion are not always useful when it comes to this.
The opportunity to meet the legend that is David Hamilton created a high level of interest. There were so many questions around what pushed him to lead 10 expeditions to Everest, what he learned by doing so and what is he like?
With the subject of mental health becoming ever more important in the workplace, successful businesses see the value of a healthy workforce. To achieve this they should tackle the subject in as many ways as possible.
In times where more than one in five adults will experience mental illness at some point in their life, there is an increasing awareness of the importance that mental health plays in society and in the workplace.
Russam have a deep experience in connecting people and watch them thrive in career, business and life. We are well positioned to be allies to people carrying a positive and relevant message to society and people.
We were privileged to attend a round table discussion held by Winmark’s NED and Chief Legal Officer Network and of which Russam is a technical partner. Deborah D’Aubney, Director and General Counsel at Rolls-Royce plc delivered a candid talk on the firm’s travails over recent years.