Employee health and wellbeing
Now more than ever, it is important to pay close attention to the health and wellbeing of your employees. Whether you have employees worried about redundancy or getting to grips with working from home for the first time, it can be challenging at the moment, for many reasons.
During this period of uncertainty, don’t forget to keep up to date on the latest advice on health and safety and general COVID-19 advice for employers and employees.
There are plenty of steps you can take to support your employees whilst they are working from home, from building in regular communication to encouraging healthy working habits. Read more and find links to additional support that could help you and your staff.
NHS Every Mind Matters provides expert advice and practical tips to help you and your employees look after your mental health and wellbeing. Mental Health at Work also provides guidance about looking after yourself and your colleagues during isolation, as well as a number of other toolkits offering a range of support.
Disabilities and health conditions
Some of our staff may have disabilities or health conditions that might be affected by working in different ways – it’s important to check in.
Access to Work may be able to help with practical and financial support for employees with a disability or long term physical or mental health condition. This might be useful in helping someone who now needs to work from home.
The Disability Confident and CIPD guide offers wider advice about employing people with a disability or health condition.
Sickness and absences
There’s a range of advice online about reclaiming employees’ coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay.
You can also direct your employees to guidance for those who cannot work. This includes information about financial support available, along with how to manage isolation and Statutory Sick Pay.