World Event – The New Normal and The Effects on Staffing

Prior to Covid-19, most world economies were doing very well in the employment sector. The U.S. employment rate was at an all time high. As a result of Covid-19 and its impact upon the world, the U.S. is now experiencing record unemployment numbers that have not been seen since the “Great Depression”. This is now impacting the livelihoods of millions. As we continue to move through this event , we must define what the “New Normal” for the business world will look like from soft openings to the potential for sustained operations. Now it’s time for your thoughts.

Answer the following questions and then reply to 2 of your classmates’ posts.

1. How do you feel that recovery activities from Covid-19 will affect staffing throughout the business world?

2. Explain your thoughts as to how businesses will or will not be able to maintain their pre-Covid-19 levels of staffing?

3. As a result of Covid-19 businesses have had to get creative in the ways in which they do business. Do you think that we will see more businesses moving away from brick and mortar since they have had to utilize more of the virtual world resources and if so, how will this affect businesses in staffing their companies? Explain your answer. This is not a yes or no question.

Textbook – Required Textbook

Phillips, J. M. & Gully, S. M. (2014). Strategic Staffing (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson/Prentice Hall ISBN: – 13: 978-0-13-357176-9
Phillips, J. M., Strategic Staffing (4th ed), ISBN: 978-1-948426-86-2
I do not have the book.

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