How to Engage Employees and Build Business Resilience During Times of Change

August 25, 2020
All sectors of the recruitment industry are shifting to address COVID-19. Recruitment agencies have had to make many adjustments to their business plans from restructuring to remote working. However, amidst this, the fundamental question remains, how can you drive employee engagement during these challenging times?

At Centralus, we responded to the situation with immediate action, reinforcing our employee engagement services to include a dedicated COVID-19 portal and enhanced benefits for key workers, employees, and their families. We believe the efforts you make today will be remembered for years to come, and with the right approach, clients can positively impact employee behaviour long-term.

As companies work through their own sets of challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are general concerns across the board. First and foremost is the issue of business continuity and resilience. Business leaders have now found themselves in new territory, with employees seeking more information and reassurance. Sharing frequent and up-to-date information on the steps being taken to manage the changes effectively can reduce uncertainty and anxiety among staff. Equally, if you don’t work proactively to relieve workers concerns and let them know they’re valued, you risk lowering their engagement levels.

According to recent research, 80% of employees would choose an excellent benefits package over a pay rise. Indeed, a well thought out employee benefits package used strategically can be valuable to businesses. Many recruitment agencies, for example, take advantage of the full range of Centralus’s benefits and services that are available to both full-time permanent and temporary workers, enabling them to enhance their employer brand image.

According to David Callaghan, CEO of Centralus, “Great employers ensure that their employee wellbeing is paramount. They reward their employees’ achievements and allow their voices to be heard.” He believes that “Employers who successfully put the key employee engagement elements in place can ensure that their employees have an emotional commitment to the organisation as well as improved wellbeing.”

During times of stress, we have found that it is essential for employees to prioritise mental health and wellness. However, Forbes reported that in the UK, only 45% of companies are currently offering workplace wellness programs. Considering sick staff cost British firms £77 billion annually in lost productivity, employees health and wellbeing should be an absolute top priority. Our enhanced employment package includes core online care services such as access to a GP 24/7 and a strictly confidential counselling phone line.

In addition to our employee benefits packages and dedicated COVID-19 portal, our consultants handle HR administrative tasks. These operational solutions enhance the entire employee life-cycle, from processing onboarding with seamless, integrated delivery, to pensions administration and investments.

In the face of this fast-moving crisis, the load of legislative-led administration and compliance has become more burdensome than ever. However, our clients have benefited immensely from our experts who have handled the administrative and compliance process of the furlough scheme while providing weekly updates. Our services have assisted thousands of employees, with Jonathon Biddle, Operations Director of Umbrella.co.uk noting, “Contractors love that they have access to all these amazing lifestyle benefits through the portal, and we’ve seen a tremendous increase in the number of sign-ups, especially in times of need like this.”

It’s possible to overcome business challenges with employee engagement solutions. Get in touch to learn how Centralus’s targeted support services and benefits can maintain employee engagement during COVID-19 and build an even more productive and loyal workforce for the future.

At Centralus, we responded to the situation with immediate action, reinforcing our employee engagement services to include a dedicated COVID-19 portal and enhanced benefits for key workers, employees, and their families. We believe the efforts you make today will be remembered for years to come, and with the right approach, clients can positively impact employee behaviour long-term.

As companies work through their own sets of challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are general concerns across the board. First and foremost is the issue of business continuity and resilience. Business leaders have now found themselves in new territory, with employees seeking more information and reassurance. Sharing frequent and up-to-date information on the steps being taken to manage the changes effectively can reduce uncertainty and anxiety among staff. Equally, if you don’t work proactively to relieve workers concerns and let them know they’re valued, you risk lowering their engagement levels.

According to recent research, 80% of employees would choose an excellent benefits package over a pay rise. Indeed, a well thought out employee benefits package used strategically can be valuable to businesses. Many recruitment agencies, for example, take advantage of the full range of Centralus’s benefits and services that are available to both full-time permanent and temporary workers, enabling them to enhance their employer brand image.

According to David Callaghan, CEO of Centralus, “Great employers ensure that their employee wellbeing is paramount. They reward their employees’ achievements and allow their voices to be heard.” He believes that “Employers who successfully put the key employee engagement elements in place can ensure that their employees have an emotional commitment to the organisation as well as improved wellbeing.”

During times of stress, we have found that it is essential for employees to prioritise mental health and wellness. However, Forbes reported that in the UK, only 45% of companies are currently offering workplace wellness programs. Considering sick staff cost British firms £77 billion annually in lost productivity, employees health and wellbeing should be an absolute top priority. Our enhanced employment package includes core online care services such as access to a GP 24/7 and a strictly confidential counselling phone line.

In addition to our employee benefits packages and dedicated COVID-19 portal, our consultants handle HR administrative tasks. These operational solutions enhance the entire employee life-cycle, from processing onboarding with seamless, integrated delivery, to pensions administration and investments.

In the face of this fast-moving crisis, the load of legislative-led administration and compliance has become more burdensome than ever. However, our clients have benefited immensely from our experts who have handled the administrative and compliance process of the furlough scheme while providing weekly updates. Our services have assisted thousands of employees, with Jonathon Biddle, Operations Director of Umbrella.co.uk noting, “Contractors love that they have access to all these amazing lifestyle benefits through the portal, and we’ve seen a tremendous increase in the number of sign-ups, especially in times of need like this.”

It’s possible to overcome business challenges with employee engagement solutions. Get in touch to learn how Centralus’s targeted support services and benefits can maintain employee engagement during COVID-19 and build an even more productive and loyal workforce for the future.

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with company registration number 09560385 and registered office address at Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Avenue, Wynyard, TS22 5TB.

Where to find us
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Head Office: Oak House Reeds Crescent, Watford WD24 4QP
Registered Office: Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Avenue, Wynyard, TS22 5TB

© 2020 Centralus Corporation Limited. All Rights Reserved. Centralus is the trading name of Centralus Corporation Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with company registration number 09560385 and registered office address at Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Avenue, Wynyard, TS22 5TB.

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Where to find us
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Head Office: Oak House Reeds Crescent, Watford WD24 4QP
Registered Office: Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Avenue, Wynyard, TS22 5TB
Get in touch

© 2020 Centralus Corporation Limited. All Rights Reserved. Centralus is the trading name of Centralus Corporation Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with company registration number 09560385 and registered office address at Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Avenue, Wynyard, TS22 5TB.