Keeping employee engagement during ECQ

We cannot argue about year 2020 being the most challenging part of our times. So much has happened during the first quarter and the worst case for me is this Pandemic Crisis brought by Corona Virus 2019 or NCov.

Companies were forced to stop operating under Enhanced Community Quarantine. Public Transportation was also suspended to reinforce the ECQ and social distancing is being observed everywhere.

How does People in Human Resources rock in this global crisis?

Your role is to keep the organization alive, despite the implementation of ECQ. This is the moment when your creativity is needed the most.

Apart from communicating between the Management and Employees, you can also start rolling up some activities to keep employee engagement.

  1. Create a skeletal force – coordinate with department heads of strategic approach on work from home set up for skeletal forces. This way you are keeping your company’s business alive as well as your employees’s skill set.
  2. Set up a weekly conference call – You can actually have two types of conference call. For business related concern and peer counseling. It is essential at this time to check on our employees physical state and mental health.
  3. Create a social media campaigns – Fun games and online CSR that will involve your employees engagement
  4. Create a free training list – There are lots of online learning video’s that can be found in net. What your HR Training needs to do is to review applicable learning videos and have it compiled to be sent out to employees with Training Needs. Let us keep our employees busy by sharpening their saw at home.

You cannot let the whole organization fall apart while everyone is staying at home saving the world. You need to let everyone feel that the company is still here buzzing around the four corners of their houses during ECQ. That way you can sustain employees, their engagement and of course the company itself.

Do you need a Virtual Assistant today?

In most cases, task can be done at the comfort of one’s home. Creativity sparks when working at your own space and that is why hiring a Virtual Assistant now is trending in the online business community. Apart from it saves you less on your labor cost, it also promotes increased productivity.

Virtual Assistants now are very flexible and competent, because of the competition in this field, they also tend to study and acquire new skill to be able to market themselves and produce a quality and superb virtual assistance services. Having this attitude from someone working for you gives you a positive vibe and instead of stressing your self out giving so much work instructions, VA’s has a lot of initiative since they already understand what you need before even applying for the job you are offering.

These are just general benefit of hiring your own Virtual Assistant and as you experience hiring one, you can probably make your own content of why business needs a Virtual Assistant today.

My Intro to Virtual World

I have been working for 12 years in a corporate set up. Some of you have experienced this, getting up early, going to the office, heavy traffic, toxic bosses, corporate politics, going home late, another heavy traffic going home and then you just found out it’s time to sleep and tomorrow is another cycle. That is why I started to explore freelancing or home based community. I requested to join group pages and read, yes, that’s what I did, read post, read comments, visit pages and I realized there is more to freelancing. Well, competition on this field is rising up but hey, you only need your self to step up,how difficult will that be?

Equip your self

I enrolled to freelancing courses. I started with Search Engine Optimization then Email Marketing and Management. I was really enjoying this training which is very new to me especially the SEO part, oh it was very technical luckily there were helpful coaches in FVA Academy, the support system is very strong, I highly recommended them if you are looking for a training provider.

It was challenging and rewarding at the same time, the moment I finished the first two courses I enrolled to, I took up another course which are Social Media Management and Marketing and Customer Service. I was stuck at home due to this Covid 19 Pandemic and ECQ is ongoing, my eagerness to learn is swelling up, I needed to take the courses and so I did.

Now I am currently in the middle of Social Media Course and it was really fun, although I am not employed yet as a freelance Social Media Manager, but marketing your own brand takes a lot of pride. You just need to put your heart into what you are doing right now to make a quality output. Soon when I am ready and equip with all the knowledge I need, I will be officially marching head on to the freelancing world with a good branding and services you can never resist, I will have the freedom to manage my own time.