6. Listen to how your employees are feeling with a ‘Future of Work’ survey
In May and September this year, Simplyhealth rolled out a ‘Future of Work’ survey to our workforce. The shift from office-based working to home working affected everyone differently, and we were keen to learn how our employees were finding the current situation and what that may mean for future working.
The survey revealed that the majority of our teams are enjoying an improved work-life balance and feel safe at home, with a small number feeling isolated and lonely. 91% said they would like to continue to work from home full or part-time, with only 2% of colleagues wanting to always be in the office.
Listening to how our employees are feeling has been really beneficial. It’s helped us to identify things we could act upon in real-time to make working from home easier, such as investing in home office equipment for staff, providing health and wellbeing support via webinars, and introducing social and community activities so we stay connected as colleagues.
It’s also helped us to plan for 2021 and beyond, exploring ways to set ourselves up for a different, more flexible way of working, whilst keeping our employees healthy, happy, and safe.