“Worst since 2008.”
That’s a phrase that keeps popping up as the global economy witnessed a massive downturn due to the spread of the Covid-19 disease. With stock markets in freefall, supply chains broken, travel bans enforced, and millions in self-quarantine, it’s clear that most businesses will be negatively affected by the crisis. But just like the 2008 crisis, this too shall pass and businesses must prepare accordingly.
So how did businesses cope last time? What lessons can be learned from the past?
Jason Lemkin, CEO/Co-founder of Saastr and Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight answer these very same questions in their recent webinar.
“Worst since 2008.”
24 March 2020.
"All great changes are preceded by chaos," someone wisely said and posted this on the Internet.
I remember being so nervous for my first day of kindergarten at a small private school in Lower Manhattan my parents had selected. I was leaving the familiar confines of my preschool and the friends I had made for a whole new school. To me, it was the biggest crisis I had faced for most of my life. I remember waiting for the first day: September 11th, 2001.
Topics: leadership, building a positive workplace culture, mindful leader, employee first culture, employee experience, mental health, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home, covid-19, communication
We are through our 1st successful week of Work From Home. By now all know our Health-related protocols and preventive measures. It's time to take precautions to make sure our systems don't get infected too. The overwhelming amount of news coverage surrounding the novel coronavirus has created a new danger — phishing attacks looking to exploit public fears about the sometimes-deadly virus.
How does this work?
Cybercriminals send emails claiming to be from legitimate organizations with information about the coronavirus.
The email messages might ask you to open an attachment to see the latest statistics. If you click on the attachment or embedded link, you’re likely to download malicious software onto your device.
The malicious software — malware, for short — could allow cybercriminals to take control of your computer, log your keystrokes, or access your personal information and financial data, which could lead to identity theft.
Here’s some information that can help.
How to spot a Coronavirus phishing email?
Coronavirus-themed phishing emails can take different forms, including these:
#1 Govt alerts:
Cybercriminals have sent phishing emails designed to look like they’re from the Ministry. The email might falsely claim to link to a list of coronavirus cases in your area. “You are immediately advised to go through the cases above for safety hazards,” the text of one phishing email reads.
What do the emails look like? Here’s an example:
Topics: employee engagement, employee first culture, coping with coronavirus, employee data, privacy, remote work, work from home, saas, tool for remote work, corona virus, covid-19, communication, cyber security, security, compliance
As businesses around the world reel, information and disinformation spreads widely, and circumstances change in a course of hours creating a reliable, steady voice within your own company is crucial. Most every company worldwide has already gone remote, and while HRBPs and CXOs would normally be able to be the stabilizing force in person that’s obviously not possible. So what’s the answer to the conundrum of how to keep people safe, calm, and productive during this period? It’s simple: an in-house COVID-19 team.