Coronavirus outbreak is affecting the whole world deeply and has negative impact on well-being. Allowing employees to ‘work from home’ is not enough; companies need to address financial and mental well-being of their staff as well.
Right now, your workforce is expecting incredible support from you, so work hard to meet their expectations just like the way they do to keep your business running smoothly during the pandemic! In this hard time, how employers treat their staff will have a long lasting impact on their employees in terms of loyalty, engagement and productivity.
Below are 4 best practices to support your staff during COVID-19 outbreak:
- Nurture mental health
Many employees may feel stressed and anxiety in this uncertain time, so engage them in mindfulness training sessions. Provide them resources and education to address their concerns. Go some extra miles to support the well-being of your workforce!
- Arrange virtual workout sessions
Encourage remote workers to move as ‘work from home’ involves long-sitting hours! Restructure and customize wellness programs by combining physical and mental workout routine and diet. This step is necessary to cope up with attitudinal and behavioral changes.
- Lighten financial worries of employees!
Some employees may struggle financially, so do your bit to ease their financial burden. If possible, keep emergency financial assistance ready to support employees through this crisis! Be available for your staff in this ‘work from office’ to ‘work from home’ transition.
- Stay connected!
Take care of your staff during this pandemic by showing care towards your employees. Plan activities which involve interactive sessions like virtual tea breaks, happy hours chat or virtual birthday celebrations. In fact, you can make use of online training management tool to engage employees in informative and/or educational trainings.
‘Right education’ and ‘effective communication’ help employers and employees to deal with this crisis together! Click here to read more of such informative posts!