England has gone into a second lockdown and across the UK strict restrictions are in place and people are being encouraged to work from home. But there’s something different about this latest round of restrictions, whether it’s due to the shortening days, colder weather or just a case of ‘lockdown fatigue’, it’s weighing more heavily on many of us.
It’s critical that during this time of social distancing we are aware of how this can impact our wellbeing and that we stay connected. Whether you’re an employer managing a remote team, a remote worker or a furloughed professional, we wanted to share our advice for how to get through the latest lockdown.
5 tips for employers leading a team
5 tips for remote workers or furloughed professionals
Stay in touch with co-workers and make sure to lean on your network. Your wellbeing depends on having a good support network so be sure to create a supportive environment where you and your colleagues can share thoughts and experiences.
As the days get shorter and lockdown continues, you may feel overwhelmed, or develop anxiety about the future. It’s important in these occasions to reach out, to family, co-workers, employers or your GP. We’re all in it together. Hopefully the tips we’ve laid out above will help support you through this lockdown.
Don’t forget to visit My Learning for the latest training packages designed to help forward your career during this lockdown. If you’re an employer looking to share wellbeing training and more for your team, check out Hays Thrive today.
Carmena joined Hays in 1986 working for the Accountancy and Finance team in Manchester. After eighteen months she seized the opportunity to open the Altrincham office and her career in leadership began. Following increasingly broader management roles across the North West region, Carmena was promoted to Regional Director in 1994 for the Greater Manchester area before changing direction to become a channel lead across the North to support and build the new Office Support business. In 2011 she was appointed to the role of multi specialism Director for Merseyside and Cheshire. Carmena was appointed to the UKI Board in October 2017 and promoted to Managing Director for the North West Region in June 2018.
This lockdown, give your staff the support they need, sign up for free staff training from Hays Thrive.
Sign up now
My Learning is your portal for free training courses to support you throughout your career and get you market-ready for your next job search.
In our latest Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Report, we explore whether flexible working can help create more diverse workforces and more inclusive workplaces.
Looking for a new role? Search here for your ideal job or get in touch with one of our expert consultants.
Have a vacancy? Fill in your details here.
Hays has offices across the whole of the UK. Contact us to discuss your employment needs.