COVID-19 Additional Resources & Webinars

COVID-19 restrictions mean businesses, more than ever, need to be entrepreneurial, flexible and responsive. We have created a range of resources to help you navigate this.

Adapting operations

COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions mean business, more than ever, needs to be entrepreneurial, flexible and responsive.

  • Review, update, communicate and enact your industry and workplace-specific hygiene and isolation guidelines regularly.
  • Get a grasp on your cash flow and financial situation.
  • Recognise and respond to consumer shifts – both reduced demand and new openings.
  • Develop new markets and supply opportunities, internationally and locally.
  • Explore your technological capability and build your contingency for digital acceleration.
  • Consider your current and future workforce requirements and understand your contractual obligations.

Building resilience

You may need to reconsider your existing workforce structure. Always seek legal advice before restructuring.

  • Get across your obligations as an employer, including enterprise agreements, contractual terms and the temporary flexibility available in some limited circumstances.
  • Discuss options with your workforce. Employees may agree to reduced hours, or job sharing, in preference to job losses.
  • If you have exhausted all other options, know what you must do to meet your obligations in case of redundancies.
  • Look ahead – how are you training and developing staff to meet your future business needs?
  • Stay up-to-date on hiring and training incentives that may be available.

Leading through change

Business has a role to play in the community’s resilience — not just by helping keep staff safe at work, or by generating economic opportunity, but by showing leadership through difficult times.

  • Review and revise your COVID-19 communication and incident response plan.
  • Be transparent and keep staff and other stakeholders up-to-date with your COVID-19 response.
  • Make a mental health and wellness plan, take time to check-in, and help support more vulnerable staff members.