Additional Resources for Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic (29 April Update)
April 29, 2020
i-SIGMA continues to be here as a resource to members during this time of evolving difficulty. Here are updates for members this week:
Preparing for What Comes Next
Last week, i-SIGMA hosted a panel discussion with some of the great minds in the secure destruction and RIM services industries about the short and long-term consequences of the COVID-19 economic shutdown. For those unable to watch, or who are simply wanting to learn even more from the discussion, we have summarized the main takeaways and have provided the recorded link so members can access the pre-recorded webinar.
i-SIGMA Survey Results Part 2: The Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on IG Industry Businesses – Analyzing Revenue Lost
In looking more closely at last week’s survey results to analyze commonalities between those seeing the greatest and least revenue losses, we can draw a few conclusions. It seems that businesses operating in Records Management are the most protected against the immediate losses of the pandemic, as one would expect based on the business model. While data destruction companies in general have varied widely in the amount of losses, regardless of market or marketing efforts it seems that as with natural disasters and viruses themselves, the economic impact of a pandemic can feel at random.
Silver Linings Playbook: Potential Opportunities for Businesses in the Wake of COVID-19
Hear the latest business tips from i-SIGMA Co-President, Christopher Jones. Jones discusses some of the silver linings that businesses can take away from this crisis, including adopting new technologies, discovering growth opportunities, and automation.
Government of Canada Launches Applications for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
The application process is now open for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). This program will pay 75% of an eligible employee’s weekly wages (to a maximum of $847/week) for up to four months for eligible employers. The Government hopes to have the money flowing to approved applicants by May 7.
NAID AAA Certification Questions Addressed in FAQ
The association has updated the COVID-19 FAQ sheet to include the latest questions brought to our attention in regards to NAID AAA Certification during this time.
COVID-19 Additional Resources
i-SIGMA has put together valuable resources to navigate the constant changes taking place with COVID-19. Refer to this resource often, as this list is updated regularly, including FAQs, webinar recordings, links to social media to stay connected, government resources, and more.