The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone worldwide. The impact of coronavirus has been profound economically, emotionally, politically, and within the medical industry. It has changed everything from the very basic principle of how we greet each other to the more challenging changes we have seen in complex supply chains and product shortages. Supply and demand have shifted in many different industries and many of our clients at Pegasus have adapted their production lines to assist in the battle against COVID-19 and begun manufacturing PPE, Personal Protective Equipment.
Kickstart the search for a career… and now, throw a world pandemic into that process. With the surge of coronavirus cases, many universities are adjusting their career fairs to a virtual setting. Even with all the change that comes with shifting from in-person to virtual, the goal of these career fairs remains the same: we want to attract and acquire skilled students to meet our organizational needs. These career fairs are similar to Microsoft Teams or Zoom breakout rooms where candidates rotate through rooms of the companies in attendance. They are fast paced with set time parameters before candidates are moved to different breakout rooms. Candidates and recruiters are up against the clock. If there has ever been a time to perfect your “elevator pitch,” now is the time! As a recruiter and employer looking for people to join our Pegasus Family, we wanted to offer some tips for college graduates attending virtual career fairs.
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Since the start of the global coronavirus outbreak, there has been a spike in cyber-attacks and therefore we must be extra vigilant. IT security professionals have been working to diligently reduce the exposure of corporate assets to cybercriminals. These methods range from the simplicity of locking workstations while an employee is away from their desk to utilizing artificial intelligence that interprets Internet traffic anomalies. Following a commonsense approach to information security can significantly reduce the potential for loss due to cybercrime. Just like following the guidance of health professionals to help protect yourself and others against COVID-19, these three tips can help you stay protected against the cybercriminals during this time.
With all the uncertainty in the supply chain world right now, there is always one constant we can rely on: service is key. At Pegasus Logistics Group, we seek to identify and measure service in new and deeper ways than traditional on-time metrics. Of course, we still measure on-time percentage, but more as a vindication that our efforts are paying off than an indicator of performance. In 2020, we have achieved our strongest service metrics yet and we are committed to continuing our pursuit of the perfect customer experience.
There’s not a single business owner or CEO that doesn’t spend at least a portion of their time considering risks to their company. Those risks can include financial crises, natural disasters, cyber threats, civil unrest, trade agreements/restrictions, and even war. For many organizations, 2020 has shined a spotlight on just how critical planning for the unknown can be.
Amid unpredictable times, we have never seen such an intense focus from the media and economists regarding the dire need to strengthen supply chain operations. Loading your bench with reliable and flexible logistics partners is critical in this environment and should be at the forefront of each supply chain leader’s mind.