RE: FOCUS

The Keepmeposted Resource for Employers, Employees & Job seekers in this time

A special resource pack to reload, re-target your efforts, and come out stronger

Have a look at the sections below, choose the section applicable to you and find relevant resources there.

PS: Check back, we’re updating this regularly!

Safe & Healthy Offices

How safe are offices now that buildings are being re-populated with workers? Healthy and Safe offices are no longer a plus, they are now a need.

Vision isn’t everything: Lessons from a global crisis

Addressing “what ifs” safeguards our business’ continuity and avoids extra headaches when you least want them. What does this mean for leadership post-pandemic?

Upskilling and Reskilling

As the demand for digital skills increases, a plethora of “soft skills” were sharpened after workers have faced the challenge of the pandemic.

Getting it done: an agile mindset

Companies that embrace agile are more successful and fast-growing. What practices can we adapt from this framework to achieve success in times of change?

Covid-19: Changes in the Job Market

What changes has Covid-19 brought to your company and what changes are there to stay in its aftermath?

Remote working: (probably) here to stay

A by-product of the pandemic was the realisation that we can do more of our work remotely. Even in a time of global crisis, people got work done, in the name of business continuity and because they were trusted to do so.

The Middle Manager right now

There is pressure on middle managers all year round, but it takes special skills for a middle manager to tackle the pressure in a time like this. When faced with a situation you’ve never experienced before you aren’t sure of what you’re supposed to do and how you’re meant to do it. Here we outline some ways which will help you lead in times of crisis.

Adapting your strategy: Remote hiring

Instead of stopping hiring altogether, some companies have chosen to tackle this challenge head-on and adapt their recruitment process to ensure business continuity.

Positivity in times of crisis

it is essential to practise not just staying physically healthy but also mentally.

How to avoid burnout: Covid-19

Living amidst a pandemic means having to deal with a constant bombardment of negative news stories, calls to pick up a new hobby or learn a new skill, improve your language skills, not to fall back and to get stuff done anyway. Of course, these are mostly well-intended but they inevitably create stress and pressure which could lead to burnout.

Communicating through a crisis

In the face of so many questions and unknowns – the need to communicate through a crisis is still there. You need to communicate with your employees and your employer – your stakeholders, your clients, your audience and the public. In this article we discuss some key points about communicating in a crisis.

Stopping uncertainty from stopping you

When you’re uncertain of what the (near) future will hold it can stop you from functioning effectively and being productive. The “when will this end?” is the question at the top of everyone’s mind. Fortunately, there are ways to navigate this turbulent time and not just survive – but come out a winner in this time of uncertainty.

Offices of the (near) future: Healthy & Safe

Making sure your office is “healthy” ensures your employees are working in a safer environment and will prove to be effective even once life gets back to normal. What safety measures can you take to optimise your office space for a healthier environment and decrease risk? Here are some ideas.

Remote working: (probably) here to stay

A by-product of the pandemic was the realisation that we can do more of our work remotely. Even in a time of global crisis, people got work done, in the name of business continuity and because they were trusted to do so.

Starting a new job from home

Although companies may have had to rethink their recruitment and hiring strategy – executing interviews virtually, shuffling teams, changing schedules, and implementing Work from Home policies, people are still being hired.

Upskilling and Reskilling

As the demand for digital skills increases, a plethora of “soft skills” were sharpened after workers have faced the challenge of the pandemic.

Meaningful work post crisis

The pandemic has made people think about the role of work in their lives, even about its impact on the environment, society, economic impact and personal wellbeing. How have priorities shifted?

Getting it done: an agile mindset

Companies that embrace agile are more successful and fast-growing. What practices can we adapt from this framework to achieve success in times of change?

How to avoid burnout: Covid-19

Living amidst a pandemic means having to deal with a constant bombardment of negative news stories, calls to pick up a new hobby or learn a new skill, improve your language skills, not to fall back and to get stuff done anyway. Of course, these are mostly well-intended but they inevitably create stress and pressure which could lead to burnout.

Managing yourself in a crisis

It happens to the best of us. Although we plan and plan it’s not easy to keep yourself motivated at a time like this. Read on for some ideas on how you can manage yourself in this time.

Stopping uncertainty from stopping you

When you’re uncertain of what the (near) future will hold it can stop you from functioning effectively and being productive. The “when will this end?” is the question at the top of everyone’s mind. Fortunately, there are ways to navigate this turbulent time and not just survive – but come out a winner in this time of uncertainty.

The Middle Manager right now

There is pressure on middle managers all year round, but it takes special skills for a middle manager to tackle the pressure in a time like this. When faced with a situation you’ve never experienced before you aren’t sure of what you’re supposed to do and how you’re meant to do it. Here we outline some ways which will help you lead in times of crisis.

Making an impact from home

There is a whole new set of etiquette to be learned. The best part is – most of us are learning and getting acquainted with online meetings now and at the same pace. It also takes more effort to get the message across. Here are some tips on getting your message across when the meeting is virtual.

Preparing for a Covid-19 free future

We list five things you can do in your downtime that your future self will definitely thank you for.

Preparing for a Covid-19 free future

We list five things you can do in your downtime that your future self will definitely thank you for.

Looking for a job in the midst of a global crisis

When looking for a job in the midst of a global crisis, your need to optimise your chances of getting hired. Stay ahead of the game with these tips we’ve underlined.

Starting a new job from home

Although companies may have had to rethink their recruitment and hiring strategy – executing interviews virtually, shuffling teams, changing schedules, and implementing Work from Home policies, people are still being hired.

Stopping uncertainty from stopping you

When you’re uncertain of what the (near) future will hold it can stop you from functioning effectively and being productive. The “when will this end?” is the question at the top of everyone’s mind. Fortunately, there are ways to navigate this turbulent time and not just survive – but come out a winner in this time of uncertainty.

Covid-19: National Helplines and Facts

Make sure your sources are reliable. Avoid the spread of fake news!