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.

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