These past months have been difficult for everyone, and like many companies, we have watched our employees struggle, often feeling at a loss as to how to help them amid these uncertain times. Parents have faced an especially difficult burden, especially those with younger children. I wanted to share how my company helped them face these struggles in the hope it will inspire others.
Our team members are the most important part of our company and we consider their families as part of our team as well. So when we saw our employees’ uncertainty, fear, and pain as the new school year approached and schooling looked to be a remote experience, we knew we had to do something.
Allowing work from home isn’t an option for everyone; many of our staff jobs simply cannot be done from home. So how could we help them? Guided by one of our core values — to do the right thing — my business partner and I decided to provide a learning environment on site, complete with a teacher.
But in the world of Covid, we needed to make sure we approached everything the right way. We spent a great deal of time setting up safety protocols internally and speaking with our legal counsel to ensure that we were on the right track. Meanwhile, Gregg Danzer, our HR director, focused on the logistics of creating a one-room schoolhouse in the office with sufficiently distanced computers and Wi-Fi for as many as 16 children….
Source: The Staffing Stream