By Maggie Old, Director of HR and Talent Care at Kelly.
We are living and working in unprecedented times and many employees have found themselves working from home every day for the foreseeable future. Whilst a lot of employees already enjoy some degree of flexible working, for others it might be the first time they have had to manage their work and time from home. Remote working, because of coronavirus, will undoubtedly present firms and their employees with a number of challenges. Maggie Old is Director of HR and Talent Care at recruitment firm Kelly and she has some advice for managers and business leaders about how to manage and support staff at a distance.
- Communication, communication, communication
- Lead by example
- Identify high risk employees
- Be sociable
- Plan with your staff
Workplaces rely on connections and key to building strong internal communication and relationships is in helping employees to do their work well. Without a physical workplace to go to never has it been more important to create a virtual workplace to help staff feel engaged and virtually satisfied.