Managing Furlough in London
Unfortunately, furlough has become a common aspect of the workplace due to current circumstances. During these unprecedented times, managing furlough has become incredibly important for managers in large and small businesses. Because of the nature of this situation, you may need some help understanding and employing the correct furlough policy and procedures. Lotus HR would be happy to help to handle your furlough needs to make your lives that little bit easier.
Supporting furloughed workers and maintaining communication is key to keeping your employee’s morale high. Some of the side effects of furlough for workers can be:
- Isolation from the business
- Poor mental health
- Uncertainty of the future
- Feeling left out
Furlough Procedures in London
These issues are just the obvious side effects that employees feel. Ensuring that you take care when managing furloughed employees can be a way to mitigate these problems from your end. Keeping regular contact is key. Let your employee know that they are still in your thoughts and that you are doing everything you can to get them returned to work as quickly as possible. Include them within your company’s atmosphere whether that be a group chat or email, this is a great way to make them feel included.
Although this is not a subject that has been touched upon much other than in recent times, our expert team have over 25 years of experience in the world of human resources and are constantly making sure that they keep up to date with the latest trends and laws around the subject. We are dedicated to bringing only the best services to our clients and would love to hear from you. If you would like our help, get in touch with us today to discover more information.
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