It seems crazy, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been raging on for almost a year now. While incoming vaccines offer a light at the end of the tunnel, there’s still quite a ways to go until life is back to some semblance of normal.
No doubt, your company has seen many changes over the past year, which probably hasn’t been easy for your employees. Here’s some advice to ensure people feel appreciated during the chaos because the last thing you want is to lose your best workers.
5 Ways to Show Employees You Care Amid the Pandemic
The pandemic has turned life upside down, so employees need a break right now. If your staff is working from home, those caring for young kids or other family members have a lot on their plate. If possible, help them out by offering flexible work hours, so they can better manage competing priorities. For example, parents of school-age kids might appreciate the ability to do some work in the early morning or evening hours, so they can help with distance learning.
Some of your employees are probably getting along just fine right now, but others might be struggling. During one-on-one meetings, ask employees how they’re doing and encourage them to be honest. Let them know you’re here for them and want to help them through this tough time in any way you can.
Celebrate Little Wins
Help your employees focus on the good by sharing positivity as much as possible. It doesn’t have to be anything major, as long as the update will make people smile. Ask the team to join you in spreading happiness by sharing their own tidbits of good news. This will get people in an upbeat mindset, which will brighten their day.
Have Fun Together Virtually
Your team can’t safely gather right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy each other’s company. Thanks to technology, you can have fun team-bonding events on platforms like Zoom. For example, you could buy everyone lunch — via home delivery — and eat together or enjoy a fun wine tasting event.
Say ‘Thank You’
It doesn’t sound like much, but the simple act of saying “thank you” can go a long way. Taking a moment to recognize an employee’s effort allows them to feel seen, which is more important than ever right now. This lets them know you see how hard they’re working and appreciate their contributions.
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