We are all eager to get the economy back on track, and as many companies are gradually getting back to work, they are finding their financial situation has changed dramatically.
They may be better off in a few cases – or worse off in others. However, what will be considered is ‘what needs to change?’.
Some businesses will not be able to continue in the way they have previously, and this could mean cutting staff.
To make people who have worked for your company, and alongside you redundant is a devastating decision to have to make.
Many of these decisions are being discussed and implemented now because things are changing in terms of state support.
From August, employers will have to pay NI and pension contributions for their workforce. From September the government will reduce their wages’ contribution to 70 per cent and then to 60 per cent in October. The scheme ends in its entirety on October 31 (subject to the Covid19 situation).
The government’s financial help has been useful, but as that help reduces, it will mean change. It’s inevitable.
This month is the time to put new plans into place and find out what you can still do as a business and where you may need help.
Explore the ways you can save people in your business by perhaps working smarter.
Companies who have grown in previous years and invested in their premises may have to consider moving into smaller offices and letting more people work from home permanently.
If this is what you are considering, lockdown may have shown up inefficiencies in your systems and processes which you and your fellow directors need to address. Tech has been central to operating during the lockdown and we believe it will continue to be at the forefront of the new way of doing business.
Now is the best time to explore the tech & IT support that you need to move forward.
Sadly, having to make the choice to lose some people, may mean losing some expertise within the company too. Outsourcing this work could be the answer.
Alternatively, you may be able to keep all of your staff, but many are still working from home, either to save office space or because they feel safer.
Either way now will be a good time to invest in new software and get outsourced IT support to make your company more efficient and smarter. Ensuring that everyone has the best equipment and programs to work with.
We can help you to find the right tech solutions, or provide you with the IT support needed for any of these areas:
The security of your tech systems is particularly important when staff are working from home and having a reliable IT outsourcing company at the end of a phone to sort things out quickly is crucial.
We can help you choose the right IT solutions for the right jobs – and if we cannot find them we can build them.
Talk to us and we can help you to make the right decisions for your company, and your staff, working with you on a step-by-step plan over a period of months.
It’s time to work smarter – are you ready?