Defined policies, situational awareness, and efficient employee communication are core to HR leadership’s ability to create a safe and productive working environment; however, it can be challenging to deliver on employee expectations of safety and workplace wellbeing when HR’s single communication channel is email. Consider the following questions when evaluating your employee communication and engagement
Remote Workforce Communication
There is still a lot of uncertainty about when many businesses will welcome employees back to the workplace. Decisions about when to welcome employees back seem to be driven by the location of the business, the nature of its operations, and individual employers' preferences.
The results of the 2021 Workplace and Preparedness Survey demonstrate a disconnection between how important messages are communicated and employee preferences for receiving important messages. Learn how flexible working arrangements are becoming a permanent feature in many companies.
Research conducted by Mental Health America last year found that past trauma is the second most common cause of mental distress after loneliness – a factor that has been in many people's lives during the coronavirus pandemic.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, freelancers were projected to make up the majority of the workforce by 2027, as more companies embrace flexible work schedules, according to a study conducted by the Freelancer’s Union.
Organizations that implement best practices for business communications during the coronavirus outbreak will be better equipped to adapt to rapidly changing environments - giving them a better chance of surviving the disruption and recovering quicker.
Employers have an important role to play in mitigating the consequences of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in communicating information in a timely and efficient manner to keep employees safe.