The Tugela Team – boosting morale and performance

At Tugela People, although the majority of us are used to working remotely, a typical week or month (depending on our roles and home locations) sees us visiting the office to touch base with the core team and for meetings.

Since the Covid-19 outbreak and the government mandate for remote working where appropriate, our offices have been devoid of the human touch. With all of our systems being cloud-based, making the business remote from a technology aspect has been relatively simple. The social aspect, however, has required more consideration and effort to ensure that we don’t feel isolated or unsupported and that we can stay focused despite the personal challenges we are all facing on the home front.

The key to all of this has been effective management and enhanced communications. We are in the enviable position not only to have cloud-based systems but also to have many communication tools in place to facilitate this. In addition to the standard (and somewhat mundane!) emails (and the more formal way of communicating), we have a host of other tools to hand which we have been using to the max: Yammer, Microsoft Teams and a company WhatsApp group.

It is perhaps not only having the tools to hand but the way everyone in the company has come together to embrace the best of a bad situation. We keep in regular contact about both business and personal matters, are undertaking some individual challenges set by other team members (like 10,00 steps a day) and have bi-weekly group video coffee morning/afternoon get-togethers. I have even had the pleasure of virtually meeting some of my colleagues and business partners kids and pets via video chat!  We also have our regular one-to-ones with managers and catch-ups with colleagues (both written and oral) combining to provide us all with a sense of belonging to a caring and supportive professional family.

How is your company managing to keep you and your teams’ morale boosted and create a sense of community?

Managed Services department committed to providing continued HRIS admin support

Our Managed Services department is committed to providing continued HRIS admin support for Sage People during the Coronavirus crisis.

As the Coronavirus situation develops, we understand how much extra pressure is being exerted on the HR function, with colleagues required to work from home in addition to numerous new rules and requirements put in place to ensure limited exposure. 

The question that must be asked is whether your HR department is fully equipped and resourced to manage and support your increasing pool of remote workers?

Remote working has been on an upward trend in recent years, with a predicted 50% of employees working from home in 2020. However, the Coronavirus has accelerated the need for employees to work from home.

Maintaining collaborative communications and a positive culture is essential to ensuring that colleagues don’t feel isolated when working remotely.

With modern cloud-based HRIS, companies are now able to effect seamless homeworking  while ensuring that employees are kept up-to-date on any company announcements and feel supported. For example, through the use of Sage People’s “Internal Communications” capability.

Should your HR department be struggling with the increased demand from your employees, who are now home-based or lacking resource due to illness or self-isolation, then Tugela People can help by providing Sage People HRIS admin support and sharing some of this load.

Tugela People are an experienced HRIS consultancy who are experts in implementing and supporting Sage People. As the first Sage People Partner in the UK, we are authorized by Sage to provide a range of Sage People sales and support services across the globe. We have the international experience and expertise to help you harness the power of technology to better manage your people, so you get the most from your Sage People investment.