Employers are increasingly concerned for their employee’s well-being as COVID-19 has compounded the existing challenges associated with stress and anxiety in the workplace. In a recent survey conducted by Ginger’s Annual Workforce Attitudes Report it notes that, “nearly 70% of American workers reported that the pandemic has been the most stressful time of their career.”
The single common factor for everyone is that life is definitely more stressful. Employees are juggling workloads in new workspaces, such as their kitchen tables and living rooms, along with increased childcare, home-schooling and concerns for immunosuppressed family members and friends. How do you help them manage this new normal of virtual work?
Below are some tips for managing your employee’s well-being:
Have one-on-one routine Zoom calls to find out how your employees are doing. A simple question like: “How are you managing?” can help employee’s open up about their concerns.
In addition to promoting the work/life balance your meetings, be the role model for your employees. If you demonstrate that your work life has no boundaries, then your employees will think that’s your expectation.
Increase mental health awareness by implement an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and communicate its importance to your employees.
If you’re a government employee in the Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Jersey regions please register for our virtual training program entitled “Managing Virtual Teams in the Age of COVID-19” on October 20, 2020 from 9:00 am – noon. Gain tips and techniques for managing your employee’s well-being along with several other key topics. Please visit https://www.bradleypartnerships.com/events to register.