During these stressful times, I wanted to personally let you know about our plans over the coming weeks and months with the current Coronavirus backdrop.
As you will be aware, this virus is unfolding at an alarming rate, and we at Summit are committed to delivering an outstanding service, but be mindful of our processes and systems. Our industry is based on personal interaction, so it has been a challenge for us, but we believe we have found a sensible solution.
We have decided to stop all face to face interviews for the next 30 days, as per government guidelines, but will continue to personally interview candidates via video Skype. All our psychometric tests can be done on-line, so this will continue as normal. Reference checks, CRB and anti-corruption references can be sourced and presented on-line, so again there is no change here, and you can expect the same high standards.
All our staff are avoiding matatus, public areas and are commuting into the office via car to ensure that they are safe and reducing any risk of contracting Coronavirus and passing it on. We are operating a reduced working week and are only coming into the office as necessary.
We hope that this means we can source and shortlist excellent candidates for you as required. We appreciate that many organizations will have a hiring freeze for the coming weeks ahead. However, there are key business sectors which will require additional hires to cope with the upcoming pressure; healthcare, logistics, and so on. And we want you to know we are available during his difficult time to assist with all requirements.
Like everyone, I sincerely hope that we can move through this difficult period and look ahead to brighter times.
Please, please do not hesitate to call myself or any of the Summit team if we can be of any assistance at all. We will do our utmost to assist any way we can.
We are wishing you all a safe few months ahead. Best regards.