Keeping in touch with staff during lockdown is crucial

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Furloughed employees and those working from home need to know they matter, writes Thomas & Adamson’s senior partner

With the UK now into its fifth week in lockdown, it goes without saying that everyone involved in construction across the country - from consultants, contractors and suppliers, are being forced to adapt and evolve in order to survive. The short-term impact of having large sections of your workforce working remotely or being furloughed, and thousands of non-essential buildings sites being closed is without doubt taking its toll on both business’s bottom line and employees’ mental health.

During this time of high uncertainty, employee health and wellbeing should be viewed as a priority by every company. Additional care and support should be made available to help staff not only feel valued and supported, but also to ensure that they can handle the additional challenges that changes to their daily routine can bring.

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