Updated April 1st, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Example C-Suite communication to employees

This is an example of ongoing crisis communications to a workforce. it shows that you don't need new information on the crisis to keep up communications, you can take a topic that is close to the issue. In this one, I took the issues of being kind to each other and choosing information sources wisely. Above : Screenshot of how the post looks like on...

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Updated March 26th, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Advice for employees

Download this article as a MS Word template file that you can tailor and use internally Template - Advice for employees V1.0.docx The facts As a group, coronaviruses are common around the world. Novel coronavirus (officially known as COVID-19) is a new strain that was first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019. Common symptoms of coronav...

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Updated March 26th, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Priority 3 : Reduce spread in the community

Note that many of the actions in this area will also protect your own employees and that helps you maintain good service to clients. The COVID-19 virus is spread by close (within 3 metres) contact with someone who is infected. People can be infected without symptoms and still spread the virus. When people meet there is a risk that they may unwitting...

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Updated March 26th, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

CFO Checklist

CFO Checklist All CFO's are likely already through at least part of this list now. Cash Run a number of scenarios (forced closure for a period of time/reduced revenues/delayed cash receipts), run 13-week short term cash flow & complete line by line review on all cash flows for each scenario (by expense category) Cash Identify the payments that a...

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Updated April 3rd, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

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Updated March 26th, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Priority 2 : Maintaining good service to clients

UPDATE 26 Mar : All portfolio companies are now working from home and have these plans well under way. We're leaving this page live for reference and for anyone else who may need the guidance. The current threat to good service is continuing good service in the face of lower revenue. See our article on Managing Commercial Impacts of COVID-19 Your se...

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Updated March 26th, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Communicating with your employees

The mental and physical welfare of your employees will be your number one priority. Employees will be worrying about two things : Risk of infection and complications from infection for themselves or their family, friends, relatives Economic impact of the pandemic and the risk to their jobs and income. Some employees will already be affected if their...

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Updated May 4th, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Building a lockdown exit plan

Revision History Issue 1.0 Initial Publication 30 April 2020 Issue 1.1 Updated to include additional information on post infection immunity 4 May 2020 Summary New infection rates in the UK are still high but there is increased talk of a lockdown exit plan. At some point soon, the government will start to relax or change lockdown measures. Now is the...

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Updated March 31st, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Furloughing staff

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Furloughing staff Some companies faced with a significant reduction in sales revenue may be looking at furloughing staff and use the government support to avoid making redundancies. The process to do this is : Make an announcement to staff that you have a need to reduce costs and want to furlough staff in order to ...

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Updated June 8th, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Planning for the end of CJRS

Version V1.0 : First Issue 30 April 2020 V1.1 : Updated to explain that collective redundancies must have elected employee representatives and this has a time impact 1 May 2020 V1.4 : Updated with newly shortened timeline reflecting a shorter employee rep selection process and moving both the selection process and the individual consultations to be ...

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Updated March 31st, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Should Furloughed staff retain access to business systems?

When you furlough staff under the UK Government's Job Retention Scheme you are saying that you have no work for them and the government is giving. grant for part of their wages to avoid redundancy. Furloughed staff remain employees of the company They remain bound by their employment contract and employee handbook and all confidentiality and other c...

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Updated March 26th, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Priority 1 : Looking after your employees

The health, safety and wellbeing of your employees is naturally the first priority for you and us. What is the risk to employees? For 80% of cases, symptoms are mild and it is now thought that one third of people get no symptoms at all. But for 20% of people the illness is significant and this includes people that are under 60 and who have no underl...

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Updated March 31st, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Example email following furloughing

How you communicate with staff who have been furloughed will have a significant impact on how they feel about the company and their long term motivation. This is obviously important so that when conditions improve you can bring the workforce back together as quickly as possible. Below is an example from Michelle Cawley, Head of HR at Tenzing company...

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Updated March 26th, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Coronavirus: Myth vs Fact

Download this article as a MS Word template file that you can tailor and use internally Coronavirus Myths vs Facts V1.1.docx There’s a lot of information flying around about coronavirus at the moment, and not all of it from reliable sources. So, let us sort the fact from the fiction and set the record straight on some of the myths surrounding this n...

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Updated April 1st, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Advice to CEO's on employee communications

During this extended, difficult situation being a visible leader, communicating with your staff is critically important. This will be easy and normal for some CEO's and harder and more alien for others. In this article, I try to give some help. Leading your people through the crisis. Three key things that you can do are : Be visible and accessible, ...

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Updated April 6th, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Summary of Latest Government Advice

Summary of our latest advice This document is our summary of the following key business support measures that are available : Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Deferring VAT Payments Sick pay for employees Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Time to Pay service Additional time for company accounts All in one document you'll find information...

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Updated March 26th, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

How to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Download this article as a MS Word template file that you can tailor and use internally Template - How to prevent the spread of coronavirus V1.0.docx UK Government instruction is now : Stay at home Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people Wash your hands as so...

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Updated July 22nd, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Tenzing portfolio Glossary

This is a auto-generated Article of all your definitions within the glossary. Glossary This is a auto-generated Article of all your definitions within the glossary. All...

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Updated April 1st, 2020 by Glenn Elliott

Navigating the crisis - Advice for Tenzing owned companies

We're here to support . The COVID-19 situation is the most severe worldwide public heath crisis since the 1908 Spanish Flu. It is causing the most severe economic impact that we have ever experienced. Tenzing is here to support all of our entrepreneurs and CEO's and we've prepared this set of resources in order to help where help is needed.  The way...

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