Wellbeing is key for staff says Lancashire expert

An expert in people management has said Lancashire business owners should invest time in the wellbeing of their workforce amid the coronavirus pandemic.

By Tim Gavell
Friday, 15th May 2020, 3:30 pm

Jenny Heyes, head of people projects at law firm Napthens, said: “We’ve never been more connected due to the technology available, but never more disconnected at the same time if employers aren’t careful.

"We need to make sure we retain the relationships in business and with our colleagues that are so important. This goes for employees who are furloughed or who are working from home.”

The message was echoed during a dedicated webinar on wellbeing staged by Napthens which included health expert Jo Le’Febour - known as the freedom catalyst - and personal trainer Matt Warner.

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Jenny Heyes

Jo said: “Employers need to stay connected with their staff, even if they are furloughed, to spot any signs of stress.”

Matt said: “People should take the opportunity to use the time they would usually use to commute to good effect and focus on goal setting to maintain a positive mindset.”