If your business is interested in taking small actions in order to support the health and wellbeing of your employees, you’ve come to the right place. Simply continue reading to discover what your company can do to support your company’s most valuable asset, your staff.
Ensure to keep in regular contact with your staff:
If you fail to keep in regular contact with your employees, they may start to stress about the future of their role and whether or not they’re likely to have a job in a few months. While you may not be sure of how your business will operate in six months time, you can help put your employees’ fears to rest by updating them on the status of their job and team on a regular basis.
In a survey of 1000 remote workers, only 38% of those who were interviewed claimed that their business provided them with regular contact. So it’s well worth trying to make an effort to keep your employees thoroughly up to date, with your business’ latest decisions. Especially when it comes to the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Make sure to offer your employees professional counselling services:
Another way that you can positively impact your staff members wellbeing is to offer all of your staff members access to free remote counselling services. Which will allow your employees to talk through all of their work related, pandemic stress, with a qualified counsellor. Which should help relieve your employees of some of the stress which they may currently be experiencing. As a result of having their working life, turned upside down, due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic.
In a recent survey of 1000 remote workers, only 42% of respondents claimed that they had been provided with an adequate amount of support from their employers. So it’s well worth offering extra support services such as professional counselling services, during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Encourage your employees to maintain a healthy work life balance:
Ensure not to work your employees too hard and to encourage your employees to maintain a healthy work life balance. In the survey mentioned above only 38% of survey respondents were not concerned about the Coronavirus pandemic affecting their work life balance.
Set achievable targets for your employees:
It’s also a smart idea to encourage your employees to remain focused, during working hours by setting achievable targets for all of your employees and teams to achieve. As if you don’t give your staff members targets to work towards, they may become distracted by their children, house mates or partner. Or by the temptation to slack off and binge watch TV shows and movies.
So if you want to ensure that your employees stay happy, healthy and motivated while they work from home during the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s well worth following some of the tips which are listed out above. Especially as we don’t know how long the global pandemic will affect business.