What We've Learned from COVID-19
August 25, 2020
Right now in Saskatchewan, public gatherings are limited to 30 people, workplaces are expected to follow social distancing rules, and more and more organizations are mandating masks.
This is our “new normal,” and it’s changing every day.
With children going back to school in two weeks and flu and cold season around the corner, more changes are sure to come.
Hopefully lessons we’ve learned this summer will help us face challenges this fall.
Here are four lessons we’ve learned so far:
1. It’s important to wash our hands.
Soap kills germs, microorganisms and COVID-19. Whether you’re still humming the happy birthday song (twice!) every time you lather up, or if it’s just second nature, it seems like everyone’s nailbeds are a little bit cleaner these days.
2. We can connect in different ways, six feet apart.
Physical and social distancing has forced us to find new ways to connect. We’re phoning family and friends more, using Zoom and other platforms for meetings, and social media platforms are reporting increases in usage across the board
3. We need news sources we can rely on.
Seven million posts spreading misinformation about COVID-19 were removed on Facebook and Instagram between April and June.
As a result, many news sources are offering free coverage of the pandemic so everyone can access information from a trusted news source and government websites are posting updates daily.
4. Masks can help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The conversation about whether to wear a mask went back and forth at first. Then in June, a study
supported by the World Health Organization confirmed what health officials have been saying for a while now: they work.
We reached out to our membership and asked what they learned and how they adjusted.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Dimension 11
Sherry Knight, President & CEO of Dimension 11, says COVID-19 has been their biggest challenge yet.
“How do you go about supporting clients and continuing to build them and yourself during this worldwide pandemic?” says Sherry.
Dimension 11 is an HR services provider based out of Regina. They help individuals and organizations with talent acquisition, development and retention; coaching; outplacement and organizational development.
Dimension 11 learned to connect to their clients by phone and through video calls.
Sherry says most of the work they did with their clients focused on helping people cope with new situations and stay current.
Dimension 11 also learned how to stay active. They began working on new programs for the fall including online Vision Board Workshops and Laser Coaching opportunities.
For more information about Dimension 11, visit them online at www.dimension11.com.
Tell Us What You've Learned for a Chance to Win
2020 is CPHR Saskatchewan’s 15th Anniversary. We’re asking members to help us celebrate by sharing their HR stories.
Record or upload a video telling us what you learned this summer and share it on social media with the hashtags #ThisisMyHR and #cphrSK15years. Each month one participant will win a $25 gift card to a local establishment of their choice! Click here for more information.