The pandemic has changed life for many people across the country, not only in terms of how work is organised, but in how employees respond to the demands being placed on them. Work, home and social life have been fused together through home working and an increased number of people on furlough.
On top of this is the uncertainty created in the minds of employees over job security, as news bulletins are filled with announcements of staff reductions in many business sectors and the steep drop in UK monthly GDP growth.
In a time of increased anxiety and uncertainty, there are several ways that employers can help to reassure and provide support to their employees. The steps that are chosen by employers will hugely help inspire and demonstrate that the employees are key to the business’s future.
Areas for consideration include reward and recognition programmes, health and wellbeing and mental health support. Find out more about the employee benefit challenges facing employers after lockdown.