Unless you work for a kayak seller, or a flour producer, or a toilet paper manufacturer, you are probably wondering how stable your livelihood is. Finances and job stability are many people’s number one worries right now. Business owners are wondering how to keep their businesses afloat, organization leaders are wondering if they can keep their full staff employed, employees are wondering how long they will have a job, and freelancers are wondering where their next project is coming from. Jobs and joblessness are top and mind and next to this unrelenting worry most other professional topics are far less urgent.
What more can your association do to help members with these issues right now? Unemployed members need help connecting with future employers, and hiring managers need to connect with qualified candidates. Business owners and leaders may want to collaboratively innovate to survive the downturn and meet new market demands. Freelancers are looking for projects they excel at, while organizations who have recently downsized might be looking for people to do project work. What more can you do to prioritize employment in your field, industry, or profession?