Like so many people around the world, our organization is feeling the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our thoughts go out to anyone affected. We understand this is a challenging time, and we want to help you as best we can.
We’ve pulled together resources for employers to review some best practices to help sustain their operations while also supporting their employees during this challenging time. In a time of uncertainty, it is of utmost importance to keep employee morale high.
As we’re staying on top of how the ever-changing situation impacts employer and employee needs, and we hope this series will serve as a helpful guide as you begin to navigate how to best support your teams.
Individual Mental Health and Well-Being
Mental health and well-being are a big part of personal productivity. Some best practices on how to stay mentally healthy while working from home include:
- Work/Life Balance – our work lives and personal lives are more intertwined than ever. The ability to work longer hours can impact your home life. It’s important to maintain a routine of online and offline availability and activity.
- Workout Regularly – daily exercise routines have also been interrupted. It’s important to dedicate time to remain active while working remotely.
- Use videoconferencing tools – it’s important to maintain communication with your peers, outside of regular business communication. It’s good practice to check in with co-workers who could be experiencing the same anxiety of working remotely as you.
We’re supporting employee mental health and wellness with up to 50% discounts on products from:
- FSAStore.com – Save up to 25%
- MediFast – Special new customer promotional savings
- Walgreens – Save on shipping
- CVS is now offering free delivery on prescription refills
Exercise and Fitness
While health and wellness are key to productivity and general well-being, establishing a fitness routine to stick with while at home can be a challenge.
Fortunately, many apps and subscription services are waiving their fees or offering free trials to encourage trying out new ways to get – and stay – into the groove including:
- Peloton is offering a 90-day free trial of their fitness app
- Corepower Yoga offers your first week free
- Physique57 is running free trials for online classes
Some other options for online fitness training can be found here.
Here’s how we’re helping our clients support their employees in getting adjusted to their new routine and staying active at home:
- Columbia Sportswear – Save up to 50%
- Noom – Free trial
- Fitbit – Save up to 20%
- Beachbody on demand – Free trial
As much as not having a place to work out can put a strain on your health during this time, stressing about personal finances can be as equally detrimental. At a time of such uncertainty, financial wellness resources can be incredibly stress-relieving.
To combat possible economic difficulties many banks and credit cards are offering some type of credit support and relief. Additionally, customers of AT&T, Verizon, and PG&E may be relieved to know these companies have suspended termination of accounts for 60 days
Here are some companies we partner with who can help you save money on personal finance and insurance:
- TurboTax – Save up to 20%
- H&R Block – Up to 25% off
- Zebit – Cash back when you pay over time
- BackNine Insurance – Get a free quote for life insurance options
- Quick Quote Comparison – Save hundreds on auto and home insurance
We pride ourselves on being partners to the business community and to the companies we are fortunate enough to call clients. We will update this page as we become aware of additional resources to aid companies and their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, so check back.
We hope this information has been helpful and wish everyone and their families the best during these challenging times. If there’s anything we can do to support you, please feel free to reach out.