Every day we hear more and more people getting diagnosed with COVID-19. Large events are being cancelled, schools are being shut and employees are being encouraged to work remotely. We're not medical experts so we're not going to tell you about hand hygiene, mask wearing or asking you to refrain from touching your face. 

However, we do want to support your team and your organisation as a whole, so we've put together a few practical tips to minimise disruption to your business and still encourage your team to use Perkbox. 

1. Support your remote and offsite workers

There are plenty of resources you can read to support your remote workers. We hope these articles can help you and your team:

Feel free to share these materials with your team or other organisations who may need some support!

2. Make the team feel connected with Recognition and Insights

Recognition

Working remotely means team loses that face to face connection, so it's important to keep peers connected. Put in effort to recognise and appreciate your team and encourage your team to also recognise their peers during these tough times, ensuring visibility across teams when they're not sitting with each other and seeing each other every day. 

Create a fun poll to boost team morale and keep positive vibe all around. We just did one for "Best Dressed" when we do our daily Zoom team meeting.


3. Use Perks to their advantage

Here are the top Perks that your team can use where ever they are:

  • Boxx - everyone in your team gets access to Boxx for free. Seeing that many gyms are shut temporarily, this online fitness app will help them to stay fit in the safety of their home.

  • Aura - life is stressful enough as it is and this current situation doesn't help. If you're on our Premium or Learning & Wellness package, your team has premium access to Aura. Give your team mindfulness and help them to cope during this stressful time. 

  • Magpie - your team's learning doesn't have to stop even if they're not at work. Magpie is another free perk that offers a personalised learning from a wide variety of sources such as Harvard Business Review, TED talk, BBC and Forbes. If you're on our Learning & Wellness or Premium package, your team would also get a premium subscription to Blinkist for free - an app that lets you read from thousands of non-fiction books in 15 min snippets, allowing the team to learn quickly and explore a myriad of topics they're interested in.

  • Vitable - Get a free health assessment and personal recommendation based on your health goals, lifestyle and diet, then receive 30 daily personalised packs of vitamins & supplements at your doorstep! As a Perkbox member, you get 25% off your subscription.

  • Woolworths / Coles - there's no need to fight over toilet paper or go to the shops to do their groceries. Order groceries online and score 5% off with Woolies and Coles digital gift cards. 

  • ASOS / The Iconic - the weather is getting cooler so you really need to buy that new jacket, right? Don't hit the shopping malls, do online shopping instead. Save 11% with ASOS and 15% with The Iconic.

  • Kayo - nothing beats live sports events, but if they don't want to face the crowds, stream over 50 sports, live and on-demand with Kayo Sports. With Perkbox, they get 7% off Kayo subscriptions.

  • Priceline - stock up on sanitisers, hand soaps, vitamins and medicines with Priceline and get a further 7% off. They do a free delivery for orders over $50. 

There are plenty more perks your team can enjoy so make sure they check the app. If they haven’t already, get your team to download the Perkbox app (iOS & Android) and check out the perks they can use from the safety of their home featured under  ‘Stay healthy at home’.


4. Use Perkbox Culture Hub as a centralised communication tool

Culture hub is a free feature on your Perkbox homepage - it's the first thing that your team sees when they log into Perkbox, and it acts like a digital notice board. It's fully customisable with drag and drop capabilities where you're able to upload your own images / videos and link out to any web pages. This could come in handy as a single point of truth to host any new policies related to remote or flexible working and also for any COVID-19 update. 

Speak to your Customer Success Manager if you would like this feature to be turned on in your platform and read how Perkbox can help during this uncertain time.

Here is an email template to send to your team to remind them about the Perkbox perks during these strange times. Delete as appropriate to your package. :)

--

Hey all,

To us, our people are the most important thing. You work hard and we want to reward you. In these unique times, we want to remind you that Perkbox is there to support you.

For those of you who need a small reminder, Perkbox is an employee engagement platform, giving you access to hundreds of exclusive national perks including a free premium Aura and Blinkist subscription (yay!! )

As the times are changing and Covid-19 makes a larger impact on our everyday lives, I wanted to highlight some key perks that can help you to stay fit, healthy and save $ on your weekly shop.

Here are a few key perks to make sure you're redeeming:

· Boxx - you all have access to Boxx for free. Now that all gyms are shut, why not get fit in the comfort of your own home

· Aura- life is stressful enough as it is and this current situation doesn't help. As an employee of ____ you have premium access to the Aura app. Now is the time to practice mindfulness to help you cope during this stressful time

· Magpie - your learning doesn't have to stop even if you're not at work. Magpie is another free perk that offers a personalised learning from a wide variety of sources such as Harvard Business Review, TED talk, BBC and Forbes. You also get a premium subscription to Blinkist for free - an app that lets you read from thousands of non-fiction books in 15 min snippets, allowing you team to learn quickly and explore a myriad of topics they're interested in

· Vitable - Get a free health assessment and personal recommendation based on your health goals, lifestyle and diet, then receive 30 daily personalised packs of vitamins & supplements at your doorstep! As a Perkbox member, you get 25% off your subscription.

· Woolworths / Coles - there's no need to fight over toilet paper or go to the shops to do their groceries. Order groceries online and score 5% off with Woolies and Coles digital gift cards.

· ASOS / The Iconic - the weather is getting cooler so you really need to buy that new jacket, right? Don't hit the shopping malls, do online shopping instead. Save 11% with ASOS and 15% with The Iconic.

· Kayo - nothing beats live sports events, but if they don't want to face the crowds, stream over 50 sports, live and on-demand with Kayo Sports. With Perkbox, they get 7% off Kayo subscriptions.

· Priceline - stock up on sanitisers, hand soaps, vitamins and medicines with Priceline and get a further 7% off. They do a free delivery for orders over $50.

Make sure your download the app (iOS and Google Play) and redeem these free perks!


Thanks,

--

Did this answer your question?