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Six steps to maintain employee connections during a pandemic

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The ‘Connection Cause’: Six steps to maintain employee connections during a pandemic

Without a doubt, forging strong employee connections, facilitating great company culture and keeping team morale high are all vital elements to an organisation’s employee retention strategy and to ensure an organisation has the best people giving their best work. But how does this look during a pandemic? And is it even possible to maintain strong employee connections and experience during a period of such uncertainty?

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Covid-19 means that it’s time to double down on our commitment to health, wellbeing and employee engagement

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During these difficult times, it is essential to focus on longer term rational strategies which will sustain a business. Not only does this make good business sense, but this will ensure the longevity of a business’s most important asset; it’s people.

Now is the time for businesses to double-down on their commitment to health, wellbeing and employee engagement. Those businesses who focus on techniques to give all employees a real voice and allow them to find solutions to the everyday problems they face themselves, and as a team, will certainly win out during these unprecedented times. But how can this be done, especially without breaking the bank?

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Engaging employees through furlough; a simple guide

10 minute read

A great deal of time has been dedicated recently to the topic of ensuring your employees remain engaged during these “unprecedented times”. Certainly, whilst this is a worthy activity and something that needs to be front of all our minds, a topic that hasn’t been given quite so much airtime is that of engaging those employees who are currently on furlough. 

Not only is there an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ issue here when it comes to furloughed employees, the legalities of furlough can appear complex and can make even the most highly skilled leaders feel a little unnerved about what they should and shouldn’t do. So much so, that many have been left scratching their heads about acceptable levels of contact with furloughed employees and some have even gone so far as to cut ties completely for fear of making a mistake that later comes back to bite them legally.