As you look at reopening your business, you likely wonder how to navigate the return-to-work process. For example, which employees will return first? Will some jobs be best made into work-from-home positions going forward, rather than having those workers return to the office? What are the best ways to support workers in their transition back to the workplace?
The answers to these questions can be all the better when you use software in creative ways. Specific software can provide insights into your employees’ mental health and improve worker experiences, both at home and back at the office.
Addressing the Mental Health of Remote Workers
If your employees have software that is not easy to use or slow, their frustrations can negatively impact their remote work experience. They also do not have the social opportunities they normally have at a job site, which can create an isolating experience. These are just some of the factors that can affect staff performance and behavior.
To help employees who are remaining working at home and those transitioning back to the workplace, your human resource team can ask employees to fill out a short survey regularly to indicate their emotional state. That feedback can provide valuable input for you into whether they need extra support.
Also, tracking software exists that can give you feedback about individual workers’ productivity levels. Find out which workers are getting less done at home than before and look at including them early in the return-to-work process. Those who are more productive at home can be brought later back to the workplace, or you might decide those jobs are best kept as remote ones.
Using Mentoring Software
Using automated tools can help those who are struggling in the remote team or who are anxious about returning to the workplace. Your HR department can communicate with employees, for example, via Talcura’s onboarding software that enables new employees to ask questions before their first day. Starting communication on a strong note is a great way to keep new hires engaged.
Providing a personalized experience is possible with that sophisticated software that is also intuitive and saves time. There is no IT team required for you to install or maintain Talcura’s tools, either, which makes for a simple experience.
Keeping Track of Morale and Productivity Post-COVID-19
While your focus now is on the return-to-work process, the importance of your staff’s mental health down the road is not something to ignore. Keeping track of their productivity and drive will continue to be important as some workers settle back into the workplace and others potentially continue to work remotely. The effects of COVID-19 on mental health are likely to continue to be seen for months and even years to come, as well the pandemic’s impact on your business.
Starting now to get the software to support your employees and help you better understand them makes sense. Then you will be in an experienced position moving forward to help them when needed, for the sake of both them and your organization.