How Tribepad is helping during Covid-19

29th September 2020

Tribepad's company ethos is ‘people first, product second and profit third’, so during the start of the Covid-19 crisis we had a think about how we could be helping people at this awful time.

The first thing Tribepad did was think about their teams, and make sure they could stay strong. Giving them the tools and process to stay positive and connected. Then some of their clients got extremely busy! (see below). After that, they started to identify opportunities where their software could help people organise volunteers and helping people who’d lost their jobs during Covid-19.

As the crisis has developed they've worked in partnership with clients to help them respond to challenges and opportunities too. And are finding more opportunities all the time.

Big job cuts and a surge in applications

When the pandemic first hit some organisations stopped advertising new roles. But certain sectors, specifically food retail, went absolutely crazy. In a single week, Tribepad processed one million job applications for Tesco which resulted in them hiring 45,000 additional staff. They’ve written about this surge in applications in more detail which you can see in the chart below.

Something they’re really proud of is that they helped deliver a great recruitment experience for client during this extremely difficult time. Comments from delighted candidates were not uncommon!

Keeping Team Tribepad strong

As the Covid-19 crisis hit, Tribepad were able to mobilise their team to work fully from home very quickly. But also thought about what else the team would need to stay healthy, happy and productive. So the CEO wrote this memo to their team, which got some really positive feedback. Dean continues to update the team with what’s happening every week, in addition to monthly ‘town hall’ meetings (now held on Zoom of course).

“We operate the business with the following in mind “People First, Product Second & Profits Third” and I won’t ever change that.” Dean Sadler, CEO Tribepad.

Using our tech to help those in need

In a downturn, recruitment is pretty much always the first thing to get the chop! So Tribepad wanted to help connect those recruiters with people that needed their skills. Find out more in their Linkedin post

Tribepad is based in Sheffield, UK, so it made perfect sense to design a solution for Voluntary Action Sheffield when they heard they needed help to organise over 1,000 new volunteers and get them into 25 partner organisations, the council and NHS. VAS is coordinating efforts to deliver food, collect medication and generally help those in need. Find out more in this LinkedIn post.

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