How To Help Staff Beat the Winter Blues

The winter months post-Christmas are always difficult for staff as energy levels often dip, but with the ongoing pandemic restricting access to friends, family and leisure activities, it’s even more important to help your staff combat the winter blues.

Leading outsourced communications company, Moneypenny, answers calls and live chats for more than 1,000 firms across the UK and is consistently recognised as a Sunday Times ‘Best Company to Work For’ thanks to its efforts to keep its 1000 staff happy, energised and supported.

Here, Moneypenny shares the company’s seven top tips to tackle the winter blues in the professional services sectors:

1. Small acts of kindness 

These have a big impact on employee wellbeing and should include taking the time to say thank you for a job well done. This could involve sending out relaxation kits or small gifts with a handwritten note to employees. Our in-house video team creates personalised videos with birthday messages for staff and the senior management team often hand-deliver flowers to employees doors, showing that the company really cares. Why stop at employees – we regularly send our signature Moneypenny socks to clients too.

 2. Use the power of the voice

Staff need to hear you and know that you are hearing them, especially when working remotely, so make sure you have regular two-way communication. 

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Bernadette Bennett

Bernadette Bennett

Bernadette is Head of Sector - Legal at Moneypenny. Moneypenny has more than 1,000 staff and handles more than 20 million customer communications a year, for 21,000 companies, ranging from multi-nationals to start-ups. It has grown rapidly in the last four years, from £19 million revenue p/a to a projected £50 million this year. It is known for its award winning culture, its excellent customer service and low staff turnover.