Staying safe in warmer times
April 26 2021Read more
With lockdown restrictions being slowly and carefully lifted across the UK and Ireland, employers from various sectors will be steadily preparing their workplaces ahead of the return of their team members.
The wellbeing of your returning team members will no doubt be the focus of your plans, however, special consideration should be made for those returning from furlough leave.
If you have any team members who have been placed on furlough, the thought of returning back to work after an extended leave of absence may cause a strain on their emotional wellbeing.
Depending on your business, you may have had team members working from home during the pandemic. For these individuals, the news of returning to the workplace may appear less daunting, as they have maintained some semblance of a work routine.
To help you navigate the wellbeing of your returning furlough team members, we have listed several tips to consider in the lead up to your organisation opening its doors again.
If your workplace is not in a position to welcome all its team members back yet, there are plenty of ways to help your furloughed employees remain focused and stimulated during these challenging times. For some ideas, take a look at our COVID-19: Supporting employee development blog post.
It’s important to know that all of your employees, whether they have been working from home, placed on furlough or remained in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, will likely have been affected by the virus in some way,
Whether it be physically or emotionally, the pandemic has taken a toll on us all, and while we begin to transition to the ‘new normal’, it’s vital that employers put measures in place to protect the wellbeing of their team members.
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