With the constantly connected, complicated and on-the-go world we live in today, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and neglect our mental state and goals simply in order to survive. Avoid burying your head in the sand - it’s important to seek personal and professional help to learn lifelong coping mechanisms that can help not only with your own mind but can also help you to achieve career goals you never thought possible and get your life back on track.
A question often posed when it comes to mental health and wellbeing is – should I get a mentor, a coach or a counsellor?
Gone are the days where gyms, free breakfasts, and ping pong tables are listed on the company benefits section of job descriptions. This then begs the question, what will these company benefits be replaced with for home workers to keep them motivated and well incentivised in their new work environments?
Before Covid changed the way we work, office benefits were seen as a major perk to particular companies. Benefits such as free gyms, fresh fruit, Friday drinks and relocation packages were seen as major attractions in joining an organisation. In fact, many potential employees would come to expect a certain number of benefits in their new found roles.
Ultimately, letting go of employees can be tough, especially when it’s through no fault of their own and simply cannot be avoided due to cash flow issues. Perhaps you just had to make one of your friendly colleagues you have known for years redundant through unavoidable restructuring changes, or it may be the case that you have had to let many internal employees go due to a fall in the economic climate, meaning that unfortunate cost cuts and tough decisions have been needed.
By no means should this mean anything personal to yourself or the business. As far as you're concerned this was a necessary cut that was ultimately unavoidable, however, your employee may not see it the same way. They may be left feeling hurt and abandoned by the company and may feel as though they have been thrown into the deep end of the job market, with little sense of where to turn.
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