I am no expert on the things that matter right now. All I do is write a weekly newsletter about recruiting & HR. That feels really inadequate in the face of this global threat which is not only attacking our biology, but also our society, economy, ideology and - inevitably - also our morality.
I’ve been shocked by speed and scope of change. We’ve seemingly gone from canceling the odd meetup to entire countries undergoing lockdown in the space of what feels like only a few days. And all the while, every day, those terrible numbers keep tracking inexorably upwards.
Has there ever been an event like this that has dominated the minds of so many us, at the same time, all over the world? I’m not sure there has. It doesn’t matter whether you are in Wuhan or Bergamo or Madrid. It doesn’t matter if you are in New York or Seattle or anywhere else. We are all thinking the same thoughts, feeling the same fears. And that shared experience - terrible and unwanted though it is - is what really gives me hope. This threat does not respect who you are, where you live, what you look like, what you believe. It is going to attack you regardless of those things. We humans are united in our vulnerability against this threat, and therefore we humans must show the same unity in our fight against it.
Things will be different, after this. I think we all know that. And that change brings fears of its own - for our jobs, the work we do, the roles we play in the lives of the people who matter most to us.
In this weighty context, I can promise only one thing; I’m going to keep writing this damn newsletter. Recruiting Brainfood will delivered to you next week at the same time, same day, as it has done for the past 179 weeks to date. It will not fail, until I fail. And so long as it does continue, I hope that you will get some sense that there is still something you can rely on in this world.
This week’s issue is going to be dedicated to providing information and resources for the immediate tasks many of us have at hand - how to manage as our business go remote.
All of the brainfood this week will be categorised as ‘Remote Working’, to make it easier to search for in the Brainfood Larder
. I recommend you click on that link and bookmark it now.
Also, I welcome all of you to the brainfood community
on FB. We might need each more than we think and we can talk to each other in this group.
I’ll be continuing to go on air with the Brainfood Lives every week Friday. Follow the channel here
And finally, if you think this newsletter
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Let’s do this.