A recent study has found that 36% of employees are regularly concerned about money. This number is sure to rise as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are felt by workers around the world.
And as many are now working from home, this can mean increased household costs. To help your workforce save money when they're working remotely – and to help the environment too – then be sure to share our handy tips!
1. Turn down the thermostat
Reducing your heating by just one degree can save you £80 a year – so turn down the thermostat and throw on some more layers!
2. Dry clothes outside
Take advantage (while we still can) of drying your clothes outside – this could save, on average, £142 per year by not using your tumble dryer.
3. Switch internet tariff
While it's important to have a fast and reliable internet connection when you're working from home, be sure to research the market to see what the latest deals are – using a popular comparison site could end up saving you a lot of money.
4. Turn off devices on standby
Leaving devices on standby unnecessarily could cost you around £30 each year – so if you see a red light glaring in the darkness before you go to bed, make sure to turn it off to save energy!
5. Turn off the lights
Turning lights off when they're not needed is one of the most effective ways to save energy and money – in fact, you could save up to £170 a year!
These are just some quick tips to help your workforce save some extra pennies, which can be welcome advice when many are worried about money. However, what's more important is how you are communicating with your workforce during this crisis in order to keep them engaged and sprits high. Check out our guide to the best ways to improve HR communication right here.