Ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit, many organisations have been forced to work from home.
Yet, while this has been the case for many, it has not been the case for everyone. Some employees hold roles that have required them to work on the front lines during the crisis.
Regardless of when and where staff are working, the HR function has been challenged with keeping workforces connected, engaged and supported but also ensuring that they feel connected to a wider company purpose. Not only does this have huge benefits for the individual, but businesses can reap the benefits too if executed well.
This dovetails with research from Reward Gateway, found that firms boasting engaged employees outperform those without by a whopping 202%. In addition to this, the statistics revealed that highly engaged businesses benefit from a 10% increase in customer ratings as well as a 20% increase in sales.
Elsewhere, the data found that 35% of employers believe that their organisation has handled the coronavirus crisis well, if they are taking steps to ensure that staff wellbeing is look after. To keep staff engaged and supported during this time, HR needs to find innovative ways to approach employee wellbeing particularly as firms tighten the purse strings and uncertainty looms. Reward Gateway suggested that creative benefits packages can enhance the employee experience whilst also having positive and tangible effects on the day-to-day life of staff.
To find out more, download Reward Gateway’s e-book Employee Engagement for Today’s Workforce: Unpacking how to better connect, recognise and support your people.