Recruitment firm keeps the business ‘Teams’ spirit alive during the pandemic

October 19, 2020

Working from home during the pandemic has led to many of us experiencing only ‘virtual’ contact with bosses, staff and colleagues.

But one Peterborough recruitment firm has spent the last six months keeping the business ‘Teams’ spirit very much alive, and has expanded its online offering to keep up with demand.

Anne Corder Recruitment’s virtual workshops and Round Table networking sessions have been so popular since they were introduced in May, that demand has led to more events being scheduled between now and mid-December.

The pandemic has led to business all over the world being forced to communicate by other methods, and a new national day to celebrate the interaction of businesspeople online takes place this month.

With networking being integral to communication, World Online Networking Day on October 29 will recognise the importance the business world has placed on this, and how millions of employers and staff have risen to the challenge during the pandemic, and with virtual meetings having become the new normal.

Anne said: “A few weeks into lockdown, we decided to move our popular networking sessions online, and the uptake was fantastic. Over 100 people from the Peterborough business community asked to attend the virtual events, along with guest speakers in the fields of HR and business coaching.

“Topics have included how businesses can provide personal development for staff working from home, supporting those on furlough and highlighting some excellent ways of ensuring the well-being of their workforce.”

One of the highlights in the regional business networking calendar is the Employment Seminar, hosted by Anne Corder Recruitment in conjunction with Hegarty LLP Solicitors.

“The seminar has been running for more than 20 years and is a key date with businesses across Peterborough and the surrounding areas. Many people look forward to it each September, but this year in light of the pandemic and the large number of people who would be attending, it has not been able to go in its usual format.

“However, we recognise the importance of offering expertise in both the recruitment and employment sectors and are actively looking at ways we can deliver this effectively and easily to our audience in a Covid-secure way.”