How to Ease Employees Back into Working Life

May 27, 2020 7:06 am


Getting back to work after a period of confinement in the house will be difficult for many people. As lockdown measures in the UK start to ease and people begin to head back to work, many employers and employees are finding new challenges within the workplace.

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When it comes to getting back to work, the Government have issued guidelines for how to operate in the workplace. As an employer, you may be feeling a wide range of emotions, from relief that all is getting back to normal, to worry over what the future will look like, and whether your business will survive the economic downturn.

Employees will also be feeling mixed emotions – some may be fearful at having to head back out of the house again and may feel anxious about their health and the health of their families. Some may be feeling really upbeat and positive about getting back to work and resuming normal life – particularly if they have been struggling at home with combining childcare and working from home!

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There are many ways that you can get everyone feeling good about getting back to business as usual. Holding a meeting on the first day, including guidelines and ways that you are working to keeping the staff safe is a good start, as it will help staff to feel a lot safer in the workplace.

Getting the team motivated by holding a competition, bringing in some cakes or bringing in a professional such as  keynote speaker UK based Jamie McDonald will get all your staff feeling motivated and inspired.