As I write this, we are only on day 4 of lockdown. WFH is proving testing for all of us, whether you have small children, more grown-up children or a mother in law you are keeping safe. One thing for sure is once we’re out of the other side of this, we’ll all appreciate driving to the office, making a cuppa for our fellow team workers and attending face to face meetings a whole lot more.
For now, seeing the team through laptops via google hangouts is how we’re communicating for the next few weeks, as we continue to help our candidates and clients.
So whilst, I simultaneously try to get one child off of fortnite (swears they have done all their work - what by 2.15pm?!) and help the other child with a diagram of a volcano, at least, for now the sun is shining.
We asked the Precision team how we could help our candidates and we came up with the idea of putting together some useful tips to help you through working from home - here they are:
Keeping the children entertained:
By now you would have heard of the nation’s PE teacher Joe Wicks- get the kids to tune in to his YouTube channel at 9am everyday for half an hour of P.E. Millions have been tuning in and parents can also get involved.
Amazon have cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed.
David Walliams is online every day reading stories for those with smaller children
Wildlife with Steve Backshall on facebook - every day at 11.30am.
Dance with Oti Mabuse on facebook - everyday at 11.30am but children can view the class anytime
Music with Myleene Klass on Youtube - twice a week - next one is Friday 27th March at 10am.
Make use of your one walk a day and stretch those legs and get some fresh air maybe with a bike ride - be careful to distance yourself at least 2 metres apart from any people you meet - especially old folk.
Also why not get the kids to make a thank you sign for the refuse workers and leave it on the bin on collection day. Get creative and also show them the value of thanking others in times of need and to show appreciation.
Bonus: Plus the other bonus is if you’re having a parcel delivery - there is no way you’re going to miss it. Why not turn this into a game and get all the household team members to guess what time the parcel will appear - nearest one wins a prize!