Uncertainty is unsettling

This week saw the Government announce the new three-tier lockdown system, the latest development to help control the spread of Covid-19. The tiered system sees restrictions based on whether the area that you live in is deemed medium, high or very high risk.  But what does this mean for employers and employees?

Last month people were advised to work from home, if they could. This is tricky terrain for employees and employers alike.  How do you ascertain if you ‘can’ work from home? Communication is king. We would argue it always has been, but right now it is undeniable.  Workplaces must have policies in place for their employees to protect all parties, but an easy line of communication is also vital.

In the following weeks and months towns and counties will see themselves coming out and going into lockdown measures.  This level of uncertainty is unsettling for employees, so the onus is most definitely on employers to make their staff feel reassured and in the loop on what is happening and what is expected of them.

Internal communications, policy writing and employee engagement are all strategies that we can help businesses put in place.  We have bags of experience in supporting clients with effective company communications; from announcing redundancies and closures to successful wins and awards.  Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more.

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