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HR on the Front Lines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 19, 2020


The HR department is typically considered to play a supporting role in the organization, as are the inventory, IT, marketing, accounts and finance departments. This has not been the case for me and my company during the pandemic—HR has played a greater role.

I live in Barbados, the most easterly island in the Caribbean—166 square miles “and a smile wide.” I work as the HR supervisor with one of the leading supermarket retailers in the region. Along with the rest of the world, we watched the news reports of confirmed cases of a novel coronavirus in China in December 2019.

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