Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, about 42 percent of the U.S. labor force is now working from home full time, according to Stanford News. While working from home comes with many benefits, it also can cause social isolation due to limited face to face interaction. If you want to keep your team connected and optimistic, during these challenging times, follow these three simple tips.

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Since many companies have cut down their workforce, employees are feeling the pressure to produce stellar work on tight deadlines. All of the time. With the holiday season and the new year quickly approaching, your employees will appreciate a slight reduction in workload.

The best way to do this without impacting your bottom line is to outsource. At Cordatus Resource Group, we have professionals that are available 24/7/365 to help you with basic functions like data entry, accounting, finance, transcription, and marketing.

Deliver a meal

Your employees are probably sick of cooking three meals per day. One easy way to show your appreciation is to deliver a meal to their home. You can easily do this by ordering food through Grub Hub or by hiring a catering company that delivers. If delivering a full meal isn’t an option, consider delivering a dessert like a box of cookies or a cake. You could also deliver a self-care kit with snacks, books, hand sanitizer, and other items.

Schedule a Zoom party

Your workforce might not be able to meet in person, but you can schedule a Zoom party to connect virtually. Simply pick a time where all of your employees are available (most likely around the lunch hour) and plan some activities. Play games, ask one another questions, or catch up.

By following these tips, your employees are sure to feel more appreciated. And when employees feel appreciated, they’re happier and more productive.