In my last post I talked about the fact that people are starting to pay more attention to how companies of all kinds treat their employees. I said:
They’re starting to make note of sick leave and work-from-home policies. They’re asking if workers are being provided with things to help keep them safe, regardless of whether or not they come into contact with customers. People are questioning when companies deem themselves “essential” and they don’t seem like they are. They’re noticing companies who have shifted production to things we need now: hand sanitizer, masks, and ventilators. People are starting to reconsider whether-or-not they should be supporting companies who aren’t taking this pandemic seriously and aren’t treating their employees right during it. And that’s going to, no doubt, have lasting effects on all companies after this is over.
And it’s true. But people aren’t just evaluating a company’s response to this pandemic as consumers. They’re looking at those things as current employees, and will no doubt be evaluating them as potential employees when that time comes for them. Continue reading “How Your Company Handles a Pandemic Speaks Volumes”