As an employer, you have a duty of care for your employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published details regarding best practices for you to follow. However, there are additional steps you can take to ensure things are as stress-free as possible for your employees. One of these steps is keeping them informed, not just of the pandemic but how it is impacting your business.
Provide Trusted Resources
As the pandemic is all around the world, you should share information from both a local and an international source. The best examples of these would be the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. It’s important that you don’t just share resources, let your employees know that you’re monitoring how it may impact the company and that you’ll let them know the moment anything changes — for better or worse.
Communicate with Consistency
While it’s not necessary to hold a weekly meeting, your employees may benefit from consistent contact. For example, every Monday, consider sending out an email detailing what they can expect over the week in terms of changes.
Plan for the Future
Let your employees now that their jobs are safe and that you’re taking steps to be as sustainable as possible. Be proactive and prepare for employee sickness. Demonstrating how prepared you are can boost employee productivity as they’ll know their hard work won’t be in vain.
Explain Your Actions
If you have to make any changes, keep your employees updated as to why you’re making them. Providing context is important during these unprecedented times as it’s likely that your industry has been disrupted by the pandemic and any changes could unsettle employees.
How Benely Can Help You
Here at Benely, we know that things are a little different than usual. We offer a wide range of resources in our dedicated resource center that aims to share with you everything you need to know about employee benefits and more.
Partnering with us means you integrate with a team of benefit specialists to implement and manage your company benefits simply and seamlessly. In addition, you will have access to certified HR professionals that can help your business overcome all obstacles in its way.