A very important step for any organization is to take care of employee wellbeing. In the special scenario like the current situation when COVID-19 is spreading so fast among people, businesses are either closed or working on social distancing patterns or working from home temporarily. If businesses are facing the issues, employees are also facing the issues and trying to cope with the change because of work from home!
It is not only a tough time for employers but for employees too! COVID-19 has, at least temporarily, transformed the ways in which many people are working. Here are a few tips to support your employees in this coronavirus pandemic.
1.Wellbeing Support Provision
Support during lockdown from an employer makes a big difference in an employee’s life. Working from home, away from colleagues, struggling with feelings of loneliness at work, isolation from near and dear ones and lack of exercise can pose a range of wellbeing challenges for employees. They might struggle with different situations and feelings every day. This is why it’s more important to have a strategy to support your employee’s wellbeing as per their specific needs.
2.Regular Company Communication
Sending regular updates to your employees about the company, impact, and what are the steps are being taken and many more will definitely create a sense of awareness and control. There are different modes of doing this like online meetings, newsletters, emails, etc.
Concern related to the employee’s job can cause major damage to the employer as well as the employee. It is important to make sure managers are open to discuss and answer employee’s concerns about job uncertainties. This will help employees to feel supported at this stressful and difficult time.
Many employers think, work from home is an advantage but hardly have they known that it becomes difficult to balance a healthy work-life balance. But as an employer, you can help your employees to avoid mistakes like not taking breaks, not setting working hours, not designating a corner for office work, etc.
To further boost the productivity of your employees, it’s important to make sure you provide them with all the training and technical support they need to do their tasks effectively remotely. As part of this, you should ensure they have access to and know how to use remote working tools that can help them perform their roles.
By being mindful of remote employees’ needs and taking action to address them, you can help to protect the health and wellbeing of your employees. This is beneficial not only for your personnel but also for your business as a whole.