How Companies are reacting toward Coronavirus Outbreak
With the coronavirus still continuing to spread the world, below is a list of best practices that companies across the globe are adopting to help maintain their business continuity and their sustainability along with their corporate social responsibilities:
1. Microsoft announced that they will keep paying the hourly workers who support their campus.
2. Apple is now offering its retail staff unlimited paid sick leave to anyone experiencing coronavirus systems.
3. LinkedIn is opening up 16 of its learning courses for free. Courses that provide tips on how to stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools and balance family and work dynamics in a healthy way.
4. Amazon is hiring 100,000 more workers and giving raises to current staff to deal with coronavirus demands.
5. Dolce & Gabbana announced that it has partnered with Humanitas University to fund acoronavirus research project.
6. Apple is now offering its retail staffunlimited paid sick leaveto anyone experiencing coronavirus systems.
7. McDonald’s has stated that it willcover sick leavefor any employees at corporate-owned locations who are asked to quarantine for two weeks.
8. Disney has closed its parks and cruises in response to coronavirus. They have promised tocontinue paying their employeesduring the closure, and will give refunds to all those who had planned on visiting.
9. Hilton is waiving cancellation feesto their hotels for people in coronavirus infected countries.
10.Uber announced they will provide 14 days ofsick pay for driversor delivery workers – technically considered independent contractors who have not previously qualified for paid leave or benefits – who are sick with the coronavirus or are required to be isolated.