terrible pandemic that engulfed the world has already brought the economy down
in many ways. It has also changed life for many people. It’s even estimated
that millions of people around the world could lose their jobs. As a business
owner, it also takes a toll on you. This is not a crisis to be taken lightly.
If you couldn’t navigate this crisis well, it could be a disaster for your
your priority is to keep making profits and hope that your company stays
afloat, you also have to think about your employees. If you’re having a hard
time, it’s even more difficult for them. It is during moments like these when
your integrity will be put to test. You need to keep your business moving, but
you also have to take care of the people who work for you.
sure they have what they need
your business has to close due to the social
distancing policies, you need to make sure that your employees will stay
fine. They need to have enough food on their fridge to sustain them over the
next several days. You also need to ask them what else they need while your business
isn’t functioning as usual.
this time a paid leave
terrible that some employees have to work for companies where they don’t get
paid if they don’t go to work. However, there’s no policy against companies
employing this rule. This isn’t an ordinary time though. Your employees didn’t
choose to be where they are now. If they have a choice, they would rather go to
work and earn money. The best thing you can do is to keep their paycheck
intact. Don’t take this moment against them. Just because they’re at home
doesn’t mean they shouldn’t earn
money anymore. Besides, if there’s a way for the company to keep its
operations while the employees are at home, you need to find a way to do
Conduct online meetings
employees don’t like getting called for a meeting
all the time. They would rather get back to their stations to keep working.
You’re calling for an online meeting not to give tasks. Instead, you just want
to ask everyone how they are. You also have to consider employees who are without
families. They’re alone during this difficult situation. It would be great if
they can connect with everyone else through an online meeting. It keeps every
employee mentally healthy. It also gives those employees with family members a
break from their routine.
key in being an excellent employer is to treat your employees like family. You
don’t want them to suffer even more during this difficult time. You have to
care for them like they cared for your business. You might have to spend more
for them, but your company can make it up later when things are back to normal.
For some of these employees, the financial burden might be too much to
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