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4 Tips to Improve Employee Morale During Difficult Times

May 8th, 2020

It’s very easy for employee morale to be low right now. Who can blame people for being frustrated? Many people are overtired, stressed, and are concerned about their uncertain future. People are working at home when they have never done it before. They have to balance watching their children while working. This is not even to mention being concerned over COVID-19 itself and staying healthy.

Toronto recruiters explain how to keep employee morale high

As an employer, it’s never been more important to do everything you can to improve employee morale. According to Toronto recruiters, how you manage these difficult times can have a big impact on your employees and how your company bounces back once things start getting back to normal.

1. Ramp up communications

People always want to know what’s going on – now more than ever, and for good reason. With so much uncertainty and with things changing on a day-to-day basis, it’s vital for you to keep your employees updated. The simple fact that employees know what is going on can help reduce stress and keep up morale. When people are left in the dark, they start to speculate and rumours spread. Communicate regularly to help put your team’s mind at ease.

2. Celebrate successes (even small ones)

Celebrating your team’s successes is always important. Amid the uncertainty, it’s an effective way to share positive news. So keep celebrating your successes, even the smaller ones. Have fun with it and find new ways to keep your team engaged.

3. Be a source of inspiration

There are a lot of negative and depressing stories in the news and on social media today. Be the opposite of this for your employees. Be that glimmer of hope they need. Be a great source of motivation for them to press onward. There are countless examples of people and society overcoming huge obstacles in life. Share these stories, inspirational quotes, and look for other ways to inspire your team.

4. Eliminate stress

Everyone is faced with an added level of stress these days. Look for ways to remove some of the stresses your employees face. Eliminate unnecessary rules and protocols that don’t make sense right now. Give your employees extra flexibility. Ask your employees about what you can do for them to make things easier for them to do their job.

More Tips From Toronto Recruiters to Boost Employee Engagement

How to Motivate Employees and Shape Your Company Culture During a Crisis

3 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged After Downsizing

The Benefits of Flexible Work Environments

 


IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

Ross Campbell

Ross Campbell is a Partner and Practice Lead, Financial Services & Insurance with IQ PARTNERS. Celebrating over 10 years of management consulting experience in executive search, recruitment, and training in Canadian financial services and insurance companies, Ross thrives on the belief that business can be done significantly better by investing in the right people.

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