With all the confusion and uncertainty around the Governments Job Retention Scheme, did you and your contractors benefit from:
From listening to your moaning, lending you money, coming up with the occasional good idea through to simply providing a friendly face on a video call, complementing you on your new long and wavy hair style.
All of which help you to retain your sanity at a time when all you really want to do is pull out your new hippy hair and find a deserted beach.
You need your friends and suppliers to stand by you, supporting you wherever possible. For them to be the trusted partner you need them to support you and your business in unprecedented times.
Business is tough enough at the best of times, with stresses and strains that drive the patience of a saint and the loss of a sane mind.
Even before the Covid-19 outbreak and the ever changing schemes from the Government, which did not even apply to or contemplate the impact on the recruitment sector when unleashed upon us, mental health was an area of growing concern and awareness.
So, to add to all of the regular pressures of being in business, being the boss, the team leader, the recruiter with 100 contractors to look after; you now have to add loneliness, confusion and a bad internet connection to the mix.
The average amongst us spends a third of their adult life working. Being lonely at work has a significant impact on mental health. Even in an open plan office with loads of people all beavering away with their heads stuck in a computer, many workers feel lonely at work, so working remotely during the pandemic is not going to help.
Being at home, nervously wondering if you will have a job or any money at the end of the month to buy food or pay the bills, is a position nobody wants to be in. With no clear answers or direction, not knowing what to do for the best is both confusing and scary when the stakes are so high.
There are many things you can do to support yourself and your colleagues, to maintain a healthy mind through the good and the tough times, to share information and clarity for those important decisions.
You can’t do much about the bad internet connection, other than change your supplier, which is the same approach you should have with any other supplier who has let you down when you needed them the most.
Since 2002, JMK have been compliantly consolidating back-office, accountancy and payroll functions.
We have evolved to provide a range of expert services; such as Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), or Back Office Support (BOS) or Funding, becoming a leading provider to the contracting industry.
We know every agency is different in some shape or form, even if only by a little, but important bit. Combining our knowledge and experience of multiple sectors enables JMK to support you all from recruiters and payroll, through to finance, compliance and management.
With JMK as your trusted partner, even the smallest team can process the largest payroll, regardless of payroll type.