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UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Covid19 Planning

​As each day progresses, more is becoming known about the prevalence of Coronavirus across the globe and locally here in Australia. Whilst a great deal of uncertainty still surrounds COVID-19 and its impacts to health and safety, as well as the global economic implications, what is certain is that we need to ensure we are taking care of our people, our candidates, clients, friends, family and those on the front line.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had customers ask about the initiatives Sharp & Carter is employing to safeguard our people and continue to deliver premium levels of service and business continuity. So, we thought we’d share these initiatives with you:

What actions are Sharp & Carter taking to care for our employees, clients and candidates?

As we are in the business of connecting people with people, our Leadership Group are continually monitoring the information provided and recommended via the Australian Government Department of Health and our ongoing actions will be based on this most up to date and information.

So far, we have implemented the following as part of our Response Policy:

  • Ensuring adequate infection control practices among the workplace – employee education, flexible working arrangements and sanitation practices to limit infection transmission.

  • Implementing business contingency plan to ensure ongoing service are provided to clients and candidates. Move candidate and client meetings to “FaceTime” meetings, phone calls or “WhatsApp” and “Zoom” to replace face to face meetings.

  • Placing all Sharp & Carter hosted Events on hold.

  • As the situation evolves, we will adjust our recommended plans accordingly to continue to protect our employees, clients and candidates and ensure continuity of our service offering.

Despite these times, Sharp & Carter will continue to place the care and safety of our employees, clients and candidates at the forefront. We are confident that our operations will not be disrupted nor will the high quality of service we provide in the past be hampered. We are very well equipped to replace face to face interviews and meetings with technological methods to interview and screen candidates or obtain briefings from clients accordingly. As the situation evolves, we will keep you informed of any changes to our implemented actions. If you have any questions, please contact our consultants.

How Sharp & Carter can assist and be a trusted adviser to our clients and candidates:

It’s no doubt that these challenging and uncertain circumstances will be difficult to navigate for businesses and candidates. It’s therefore up to business leaders to act rationally and plan accordingly to enable business continuity during these circumstances.

At Sharp & Carter, we are offering our connections support through the provision of access to our extensive network and advice regarding your specific job market. Now is the time for collaboration and this involves the sharing of knowledge whether it be regarding government grants available for businesses, funding models, access to capital and even industry peers. We hope that by doing so, it will assist everyone to navigate this tough time.

We are here to provide guidance to clients and business leaders on the following:

  • Creating flexible and remote working environments for your team

  • Maintaining engagement and productivity levels among teams

  • Market updates regarding hiring in the current climate for the following sectors: Finance & Accounting, Business Support, Legal & Compliance, Property & Construction, Marketing & Sales, Digital & Technology, Executive Recruitment and Human Resources

  • Access to our extensive networks

  • Navigation of resourcing needs in the coming months

We are here to provide guidance to candidates on the following:

  • Navigating a career move in the current job market

  • Market updates regarding hiring in the current climate for the following sectors: Finance & Accounting, Business Support, Legal & Compliance, Property & Construction, Marketing & Sales, Digital & Technology, Executive Recruitment and Human Resources

  • Access to our extensive networks

  • Resume advice

  • Interview coaching and tips

  • Salary bench-marking

While the way we interact will alter over the coming weeks, our consultants are committed to being there for you. Businesses continue to hire, and candidates continue to navigate their career changes.

It’s important that you set your own plans, communicate with your team and remain focused on the road ahead.

Reach out to us if you’d like a consultant to discuss any of the above with you by emailing admin@sharpandcarter.com.au or calling 03 9616 2661.

For up to date information regarding the COVID-19 please refer to the below links:

Department of Health Guidelines

VIC Health Guidelines

NSW Health guidelines

QLD Health guidelines