How are you managing your business’s employee morale? COVID-19 has put a strain on everything. And that includes the mood around most workplaces that are still open and running during the crisis. Whether your staff is working on-site or from home, leadership must step up and help with managing employee morale now more than ever. Here are some tips to help you support your employees during COVID-19
Engagement Is Critical
The stay at home order has left people feeling stranded and alone. Engagement is always important, but these days it’s critical. Some practical ways to stay engaged include:
- Virtual meetings – whether one-on-one or with an entire team, virtual meetings help give a sense of “we’re all in this together.” It’s important to see faces and have regular check-ins so everyone feels like they’re still connected.
- Social media – when it’s not feasible to connect virtually, connecting via social media is a great way to stay engaged. Keep your staff updated on the COVID-19 crisis and how you are keeping them and your clients safe.
- Email newsletters – newsletters with company information, updates on COVID-19 action plans, and highlights on employees and how they’re managing the crisis are a great way to connect and keep people informed.
Honesty Is the Best Policy
No one likes to have the wool pulled over their eyes, especially by a trusted employer. Transparency is vital right now. People are scared and anxious, and reassurances from leadership are great, but only if they’re genuine. If you have information to share, keep it precise and accurate. If you don’t have information to share, let them know that too. Stay in touch and stay the course. And, stay connected with the truth of what’s happening to your business and the employees’ roles in it.
Compassion Rules the Day
Your employees are looking to you for insight, honesty, and encouragement. Showing compassion is the most important thing you can do. Let your employees know that you understand what they’re going through, and you are there to support them through this unprecedented time.
A Plus Staffing Solutions is here to support your business and help you Support Your Employees during COVID-19. Reach out to us for any of your temporary staffing needs to help you get through the months of COVID-19 that’s impacting industries and employers around the country. Managing employee morale is more of a challenge now than ever, but we’ve got your back when it comes to staffing solutions that can help relieve the stress for you and your team.