In his latest blog post, David Thomas delves into the importance of people and purpose in today's business environment. He highlights how people are a top priority for executives globally and why HR representation at the board level is critical for ensuring people remain at the heart of decision-making.
The rapid influx of COVID-19 is having a global impact, the likes of which we have not seen in our lifetime. There are of course primary concerns surrounding the impact on people’s health, capacities in our hospitals and care centres, and supplies and safety for our health care workers. But the dire economic effects of this pandemic, effects we are seeing reflected in the stock market and across so many businesses and industries are exceptionally challenging to address with certitude. We have seen drastic moves in how businesses are operating. The UK is experiencing a near full lockdown, with all possible non-essential personnel working remotely. News is spreading of businesses such as