Russam are focused on supporting people and organisations to THRIVE. We have a few observations and insights to share during this time of chaos and uncertainty: the role of the interim during the current Coronavirus crisis, remote working and tips for leaders to be more effective, and thirdly security for cyber-attacks.
Many of our interim managers have contacted us to offer their services to Russam clients. This support could be a few of hours or in some cases, several days. Russam’s interim managers are people with vast experience across different sectors and disciplines and they recognise that their skills could be very helpful during the current crisis.
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 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.
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