COVID-19, The Huckletree Community’s Take

BY Natalie SimpsonMarch 26, 2020

Huckletree Members' Response To COVID-19

We’re in a brave new world, and at times like these, we believe it’s just as important to focus on the good that can come out of tough times. Across different sectors and industries we’re proud to see our community in London, Manchester, Dublin and Oslo adapting for their customers and supporting each other with information and advice, which is needed now more than ever. 

Government and Policy

There’s a range of information online from different government bodies and organisations regarding the best practice for individuals and companies during COVID-19. 

  • Scale Ireland has published a brilliant resource for Irish startups featuring resources they’ll need during COVID-19 with a crowdsourced guide covering official Government Information.
  • PUBLIC Hall members Apolitical have launched a series of social-distancing friendly digital events, to help public servants stay connected, motivated and informed. From communicating effectively to the public to crisis management in government, find their upcoming webinars here.

Upskilling

Whether you’re looking for support with a job hunt, or financial benefits as a freelancer, our community have created the following resources:

  • Huckletree D2’s resident hiring experts ninedots share their expert advice with businesses who are adjusting to hiring remotely – and remote onboarding, too.

Self Care

It’s natural to feel anxious in times of uncertainty, and your mental health is as equally important as your physical health. Our wellbeing and HealthTech members offer their advice on preserving mental health:

Guides to working from home 

Google Hangout check-ins, virtual post-work drinks, cross-team calendars, and a “homeschooling tips” Slack channel: just some of the ways our own team is staying connected. Here’s the latest from our members on keeping team spirit up and balancing family life whilst working from home:

  • Babysitting app Bubble has launched a guide for working parents who are homeschooling their children featuring expert advice from their teaching advisor Sarah Zeqiri. 

Reflection

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AUTHOR

Natalie Simpson

Marketing Assistant