We think that providing opportunities for engagement, communities and socialisation is part and parcel of creating great work from home jobs. And, that working from home isnâ€™t a solitary experience unless you want it to be â€” some of our people do choose it for the peace and quiet!
At SensĂ©e we have a community and socialisation programme that connects everyone through positive engagement. Itâ€™s supported by our technology platform, that joins our teams together by allowing communication as well as interaction, and is actively managed throughout the year.
So far this year just some of the successful projects in the programme include:
Mental health week
For this we focused on providing information, throughout the week, on where support can be found as well as the impact of mental health issues. We also covered how weâ€™ve created practical ways to help our community with improving life-work balance, reducing stress and managing anxiety.
National Carers week
8% of our team are carers and this project looked at how we could support them with information and help from various institutions. We also created a SensĂ©e Carer Support Community. This provides a support network for carers and a voice for how we can best cater for their specific needs.
ex-Military and Military Spouses, Maternity Leavers and Disability groups
These groups have also been created to give support and understanding for people within our homeworking community that may also have special requirements.
All the effort, from community leaders and moderators to team leaders and managers, put into the projects, is making home a better place to work.
Overall the positive impact of the programme is reflected in the fact that our people are happy to stay with us for much longer than the industry average.
Better engagement, and the long length of time that people stay, is also something that means the standard of care our clientsâ€™ customers receive is high (we consistently provide industry-high standards). Our continued engagement, community and socialisation work will only add to this in future.