How to Look After Your Employees During This Time

As we navigate the next few months, we wanted to reach out to assure our clients and future partners that we are here to support you. As we all adjust to working virtually, it’s now more imperative than ever that we instil a sense of belonging in our workforce. Whilst employees may be feeling anxious, and if you’re facing a solely digital hiring process it may feel daunting, we are here to help. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing advice and tips for supporting your employees during this time, and ensuring they remain engaged and most importantly, healthy. Here are some practical steps that we’re implementing at MKF, that you can share with your team today.

Use video chat

Where possible, try and connect with colleagues and see how they’re getting on. It doesn’t always need to be about work, remember that some people will be in a small living space with no outdoor area, or isolated on their own. We can all do our part to make sure they don’t feel so alone during this time, and make sure they still feel a part of a team.

Reassurance and leadership

Finding something tangible in this time is tricky, and many people will be feeling lost, anxious and confused. If you can, reassure your team and employees about company plans for the next few months, and their job security.

Digital mentoring

Many of you will have implemented digital mentoring programs to support your workforce as a great way of upskilling employees. If you have our Connectr platform, you can use this to engage your employees during this time.

Hang outs

Try adding a channel on your shared work messaging app, be it Teams or Slack, to have lunch or a cup of tea. Where you’d normally catch up in the coffee room, make a virtual coffee room hang out space. Spending time not just on a focused call, but just hanging out with each other like you would in person.

Online training modules

Now more than ever, we can mobilise tech to stay connected. Our Plug n Play content modules on Connectr can be up and running in as little as 2 weeks, meaning your team can stay training, stay engaged, and stay connected.

To find out how we can help you navigate the next few weeks, get in touch.