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Forbes: Your Employees May Be Out Of Sight, Don’t Let Them Be Out Of Mind

By Heikki Väänänen, CEO & Founder, HappyOrNot

For my latest Forbes article, I look at why it’s so critical for companies to monitor their employees’ wellbeing during lockdown. We are in the midst of the world’s biggest ever remote working experience, and while some people are flourishing, for others it hasn’t been so straightforward. The very sudden and mandated move to remote working will have caught many people by surprise, with there being no time for genuine preparation. We’re in a transition period currently but the future of work looks to have changed dramatically, with more and more teams operating remotely even after the lockdown ends.  

HR departments must therefore take an even more active role to ensure that they have a handle on employee engagement and happiness. Face-to-face catch might not be possible right now but the wellbeing of staff must be a top priority because during this period it’s more important than ever to know whether individuals are struggling.  

At HappyOrNot we understand the difficulties that HR departments around the world are facing now, but we can be the extension of your team that will help you collect vital feedback from your employees. For more information on our HR services head here.   

If you want to gauge your employees’ feelings instantly, address issues early on, create a culture of open communication, and make vital improvements to your business, then we’d love to talk!