Research Project: Impacts of COVID-19 on business operations, hiring practices & alternative work arrangements.
Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Economic and Cultural Transformation, Memorial University of Newfoundland
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges both locally and globally. While much-needed focus to date has been on developing and testing effective countermeasures to control the spread of the virus, examining both short-term and long-term impacts of the pandemic—and the ensuing economic slowdown—on individuals, businesses and communities are just as important.
Through a series of employer consultations and focus group discussion by phone and web meetings, our partnership and support of this research project will help develop a better understanding of the short-term and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on business operations, hiring practices, and alternative work arrangements.
Dr. Tong Fang