Supporting Employees During this Uncertain Time

With further changes, more lockdowns, curfews and suggested working from home, what can employers do to support employees during this difficult time.

Communication is key and making sure your employees feel fully supported. They may feel uncertain, worried for their jobs, concerned about their health and some employees mental health may suffer. Employers could potentially look at offering counselling or a counselling helpline, occupational health, welfare meetings, etc.

TOP TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS DURING THIS TIME

  1. Trust what your employees are telling you
  2. Put yourself in your employee’s shoes
    – empathy 
    and understanding during this difficult time
  3. Be consistent in your approach with employees
    –come up with principles when dealing with different scenarios and apply across all your employee groups
  4. Be fair and open with employees
  5. Communicate with employees

SHOULD ALL EMPLOYEES NOW BE WORKING FROM HOME?

The Government are now suggesting that anyone who can work from home should be working from home. Anyone who can’t work from home should continue to go to work and employers should ensure that the workplace is as safe as possible. Further risk assessments could be carried out to ensure that the workplace is suitable and as risk free as possible.

Please contact a DLP advisor if you have any questions or concerns about the changes and we can help you navigate through them.