20 July 2021
We recommend you keep in contact with all your employees as regularly as possible.
As your employees adjust to new working arrangements along with potential uncertainty around finances and their health, they are likely to need additional support.
Research shows that remote workers can become less productive if they’re not in regular contact with managers. This can also lead to feelings of isolation and have a significant impact on mental health over time.
We recommend you keep in contact with all your employees as regularly as possible. Contact can take a variety of forms, such as team meetings, conference calls, one-on-one calls, emails, and face-to-face catch-ups.
If available, an employee assistance program (EAP) service is a good resource for employees who are feeling anxious or struggling to adjust to changes within the workplace. Most of the EAP services are telephone-based and not reliant on face-to-face contact, which makes this an easy resource for your team to access.