COVID conversations with leaders Sally Bibb blog

It looks like the pandemic will mean the end of some long-established HR practices.

I’ve been listening and talking to CEOs, HR leaders and business owners since March, and in this piece I cover:

  • The three most common things that bosses are worrying about for the short term (next three to four months)
  • Six new ways of doing things that may well become the norm for some employers
  • Some of the interesting insights that I gleaned from my conversations and that informed the ‘six new ways of doing things’

Change is hard normally. Obstacles to real change are very high, even in times of stability, peace and wealth. This is the moment to ask how we really want things to be, what we really value and what energising transformations we can make.

This time has been a major watershed for many employers and individuals too.  Many won’t want to go back.

This is the moment.

Please do share your thoughts, experiences and stories with me at – I feel this is a time to talk, listen and exchange ideas and to help each other out as much as we can.

And if you want help with making sure you retain and select the right talent to set you fair for the future let me know. We’d love to support where we can.

Thank you for reading. Stay safe.

Sally BibbDirector, Engaging Minds
Sally Bibb is the author of Strengths-based Recruitment and Development: A Practical Guide to Transforming Talent Management Strategy for Business Results and The Strengths Book: Discover How to Be Fulfilled in Your Work and in Life, and is a leading strengths expert.