Once in a blue moon, there comes a situation that knocks down every preparedness and norm! In the present times, Covid19 pandemic is one such situation. It challenges preparedness at all levels. Besides that, it also altered the norms forever and beyond.
Employee appeasement has always remained an unsolved puzzle for the corporate landscape. However, the pandemic has helped resolve some of it. Post Covid19, humanitarians have been speaking about the evident shift in human emotions. People want to feel cared for amidst all chaos.
Since human health has been vulnerable during the pandemic, people want their employer to show reasonable concern in every form. Therefore, the pandemic marked a clear shift in employee engagement and appeasement policies across the globe.
Let us help you with a few promising approaches to address employees’ rising health concerns.
1. Positive Behavioral patterns
Sick employees must feel a sense of positivity from the organization. Hence the TLs, managers, HRs, and everyone in the organization must empathize with the concerned employees.
2. Flexible work hours:
While sick, employees must be allowed flexible working hours to exercise their convenience. Flexible working hours are the need of the hour for employees suffering from health ailments. Hence, it can trigger a sense of fulfilment within the organization.
3. Treating Burn Out as a medical condition:
When WHO has recognized Burn Out as a medical condition, it is high time that the corporate world accepts it. It is a much better and quicker solution for employees to find a way out.
4. Maternity and Paternity Leave policies:
Maternity and paternity leave policies are another significant way to show concern for employees’ health and wellness. Being a parent is a major change, and everyone needs time to cope with it.
5. Health Insurance policies:
Employers must also invest some money in health insurance policies for their workforce. It ultimately builds and strengthens the trust of the employees in the employer.
The Way forward!
Remember, it is not showing concern for the employee’s health, but it is all about being concerned for them. All the above pointers give you a few ways to show employees your concerns. With an inclusive approach to shoulder the health burdens of employees, you can make your employees feel valued and cared for.
After all, good health is good business! Isn’t it?