While difficult to grasp when we are still knee-deep in the COVID-19 quagmire, companies will quickly realize that attracting, engaging and retaining talent remains imperative for long-term, sustainable business success.
Several months of lockdown and isolation can cause damage to our psychological and mental health. Mental health challenges are expected to be far more commonplace in the post-COVID-19 world, and they can have a significant impact on employee productivity and engagement. As companies discuss the possibilities and solutions associated with re-entering the workplace and welcoming people back, they must consider the stress and anxiety the recent pandemic has put on their workforce.
The ways we live, work and play have all changed. Offices, schools, restaurants, malls and event venues are all having to adjust the way they operate in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an office space, new processes and procedures are in place to protect the employees that occupy these spaces. The way employee dining spaces are operated and managed will have to undergo a variety of changes.
Employee cafés experience a high volume of traffic – people picking up lunch, colleagues taking a coffee break or those who enjoy socializing in the café. In typically crowded spaces such as corporate dining areas, food service providers and their clients are taking a closer look at updating cleaning and hygiene practices to provide employees and food service teams a safe place to interact.
Many of us are doing our part during this challenging time by staying home and limiting our social interactions. Though many offices and buildings have shut their doors for now, our food service teams have remained committed to creating a positive experience for our clients and their employees.
There are many benefits to having a gender-equal workplace. Among these benefits, it allows organizations to hire and retain top talent, build a healthy organizational culture, and increase competitiveness by being a better representation of the customer base.
A gender-equal workplace is one where all employees are treated equally regardless of gender; have equal access to rewards and opportunities; receive equal pay for equal work; and have equal access to all organizational roles.