There is no doubt that Covid-19 has turned the world upside-down and the impacts to businesses are being felt in more ways than one. A shortage of good staff, understanding employees’ rights and a transient workforce are just some of the issues causing headaches for employers.
In addition to being able to work remotely, Covid has caused many people to re-think their direction, take early retirement and opt for a ‘sea change’. Young Australians are either enrolling into universities instead of going into the workforce, or are unskilled or unwilling to work. All this, coupled with a lack of overseas ‘backpackers’, not to mention the uncertainty of future lockdowns, means employers, particularly in the tourism sector, are having to deal with a transient workforce and a shortage of good, skilled workers.
Similar to the World Wars, when women had to step in to take on industrial jobs while the men were sent off to fight, it is now more important than ever for businesses to ensure they have good Quality Management Systems or Quality Assurance processes and procedures in place, to facilitate quick and easy orientation and commencement of new employees.
Ensuring these systems are effective and efficient will keep the momentum going in your business, make hiring new employees easy to manage, and assist new employees in quickly learning and developing their skills, limiting any risk of loss of productivity.
Or perhaps you’d like to download our checklist to identify what you currently have and what you need for an effective QMS.