Employee health and wellbeing is right at the top of the agenda for a number of businesses – especially in the current climate, but among the more obvious concerns about mental ill-health, stress or anxiety, and people’s physical health, the state of their finances can be overlooked.
Since the pandemic, employee wellbeing is right at the top of business agendas. But do your wellbeing initiatives give employees the support they really need?
Unlike their bigger competitors, small to medium-sized businesses may lack the budget, time, awareness or resources to create a suite of employee benefits that match the needs of their people.
Caring employers want to give their people access to some form of employee benefits. But doing so can take time and money, two commodities that may be in short supply, especially for smaller businesses.
Communication is key in any company. So, when it comes to letting your staff know about their benefits, what’s the best way to get in touch?
For any business, employee turnover can be an issue, and particularly for small businesses when it can create a large hole.
In the highly competitive space of social media, LinkedIn has emerged to be the tool of choice for businesses. In August 2019, there were 25.6m UK LinkedIn accounts, suggesting more than 75% of the UK’s working population were on LinkedIn.1
Sadly, over 46,000 people have died as a result of coronavirus at the time of writing. Many of us have either lost friends or family, or are likely to know someone who has. But broaching the subject of bereavement can be difficult for both employer and employee.
As businesses start to come to terms with the post-Covid working environment and what that means for them, effective internal communications may not sound like a top priority. But arguably, clear and efficient communication within a company, no matter what size, is more vital than ever. Get it wrong and you’re likely to soon have a workforce that is unsure, inefficient and struggling with motivation.
If you thought that mindfulness is nothing but some ‘touchy-feely’ stuff that has no value in the working environment, you may be surprised to find that some of the world’s largest employers have looked at its benefits.