We’ve got the whole world in your hands

We’ve got the whole world in your hands


A short while ago I wrote about the upsides and downsides of the enforced shift to an online presence for retail brands caused by the original COVID lockdown.

It got me thinking about our own business and it struck me that two very important factors had manifest themselves this year.  First, a fundamental recognition that talent is independent of geography. As for the second, you’ve heard the phrase “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”?  Well, we can probably all agree 2020 has been a bumper harvest of citrus fruit. 

Despite this, the lemonade we’ve made may yet prove to be pretty potent. Because, out of the COVID chaos, we’re being forced to finally take remote working seriously, with proper systems and processes that are not just sideline projects to make HR feel warm and cozy but real, core business processes engineered to deliver full scale results. 

If we can fully grasp the opportunities presented by these fundamental work changes, then maybe the future will prove brighter than at first thought.

In a new article with Acquisition International, James Clifton, Group Chief Executive at MISSION, discusses some of the implications of the pandemic on the way we consider accessing talent and what this may mean for us as we approach Brexit. Read the article here.