COVID-19 has now survived another season, and as we enter into Fall, more businesses are reopening. While safety protocols, including personal protective equipment (PPE), have been in practice for months, employers must remember to consider their employees’ emotional health during these difficult and uncertain times.
3 Tips to Help Your Employees Feel Psychologically Safe at Work
Here are a few ways you can help your employees feel safe and confident when they’re back at work during the uncertain times of COVID-19.
Explain the Reasoning Behind New Policies
Policies to protect against the spread of COVID-19 are important to have. However, since they may change with new findings of the virus, you should explain to your employees why your safety policies are in place.
Communicating your reasoning to your employees can help make them feel secure. Plus, it will allow them to answer any questions that customers may have properly.
Stay Up to Date on Guidelines
It’s important to stay current on local and national guidelines for social distancing, PPE, and any other information dispersed by officials. These guidelines can change as new information about COVID-19 is discovered, so do your best to stay on top of any alterations you need to make to your safety procedures.
Keep Open Communication
These times are uncertain, to say the least. Allow your employees to discuss, respectively, the policies in place at the workplace. Encourage them to ask questions so they can put any unrest or concern aside and be comfortable with new requirements.
These tips will help your employees feel comfortable and safe in their roles while working during the virus’s uncertain times.
Get Help Managing Your Employees in Uncertain Times
For more guidance and resources for leading your employees during difficult times, contact Cabildo Staffing.