We’re always trying to look out for our employees to the best of our ability. This can be anything from making sure their work lives are as stress-free as we can possibly manage or just trying to make their day at the office a little more enjoyable.
This can be difficult, especially when everybody is working from home. Sometimes, people come to work to take a break from what is happening at home. This is the kind of scenario where you can be of the most use.
Many people don’t take those that work from home seriously, especially if it's kids who associate mommy or daddy being home with playtime. This kind of thing can be very stressful with parents, as it can be a struggle to say no, and children often have problems with not being prioritized, especially at a young age.
With that in mind, here are three ways to keep your team safe while working remotely in 2021.
#1 Be aware of cyber threats and make sure your employees are aware of the signs
Making sure your employees are aware of the signs of social engineering could save your business thousands of dollars and your reputation. Being hit with malware due to an employee's carelessness or naivety can be the calling of a business’ end. It is reported that 43% of cyberattacks in America are targeted toward small businesses and can have an awful effect on them.
Making sure your employees know they can easily report a suspicious email or message will make it more likely that they will get in contact with you about it, so set up a system in which they can easily report anything strange that they find. The threat of cybercrime is rising dramatically and can negatively impact all those involved, including your employees. Investing in specialist services such as HERO Managed Services LLC will support you in protecting your business against these threats.
#2 Make sure nobody becomes a victim of overworking
Staying an extra hour or two at the office has never really done much harm to any of your employees. They have the surroundings that remind them that they are still at work and that they are able to leave when they’ve finished any outstanding tasks.
However, it can be easy to lose track of time when working at home, especially if you don’t have any cues, such as family or plans with friends. Holding meetings to show the end of the day to get your team to wrap up what they are doing and keeping an eye on those that stay on for an extra hour or two might help their mental welfare and stop them from working into their downtime.
#3 Provide secure counsel and support to those that are struggling
Providing counsel for those that are struggling can be very helpful to your employees' welfare. Staying at home has not been kind to everyone, and it is your responsibility as a boss to ensure your workers are not only safe physically but mentally too.