The Podium Platform

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It’s safe to say we are living and working in unprecedented times, and many of us are searching to find our ‘new normal’.

Following the rapid spread of COVID-19, we’ve all had to make, almost overnight, changes within our organisations, teams and personal lives. Working from home and reducing our face-to-face social contact where we can is proving critical in flattening the curve.

At SJ Partnership, our business revolves around two things: people and communication. With our team spread across the length and breadth of the U.K and Ireland, we’re well accustomed to working from home and finding creative ways to communicate with clients and candidates alike.

Podium is an innovative tool for our partner clients and prospective candidates alike. It provides a platform to conduct both live and pre-recorded interviews with candidates, removing the need to meet face to face, allowing candidates the opportunity to share their skillset and clients to avoid diverting attention from business-critical activities.

With the unfolding global events around us, Podium has proven to be very useful already – with the ability to conduct video calls with those we work with. With the vast majority of us working from home, we’ve encountered some (often hilarious) interruptions in our recent meetings, as would be expected with a change in work environment. We embrace surprise visits from children, the dog barking and family members sticking their head round the door to offer another cup of coffee. We’re living in usual times, and our clients and candidates are adapting to taking their work from the office into the family home – these interruptions are to be expected.

We appreciate entirely that during this challenging time, there is a great deal of uncertainty within our industry. Businesses are being challenged like never before, and many exciting plans, product launches and campaigns are now on hold. If you find yourself in a tense and uncertain situation, we encourage you to reach out, and we’d be more than happy to arrange a call in a live chat using Podium.

We hope that everyone in our network is staying safe and well, and we’re here to support in any way we can. To find out more, about Podium, visit our website and contact us today. sjpartnership.co.uk/podium/