Here to Help: supporting your employees during the Coronavirus crisis

By Anthony Wolny | 17th March 2020 | 7 min read

Businesses across the world are facing difficult decisions in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. And how to support a reduced and increasingly remote workforce is a particular problem.

So, we wanted to let you know how Cascade HR can help – both logistically through our software and by sharing HR expertise on supporting your people through this uncertain time. 

How our software can help 

At Cascade, we’re here to bring certainty despite the uncertain times. We have a few ways to help you to ensure your business continues as normal. 

Work anywhere, anytime 

You need your employees to be able to work from anywhere, any time. Cascade can be accessed remotely, enabling vital tasks to be completed from any location (such as processing payroll through HMRC-recognised payroll software) and giving your employees access to important information (such as their employee details and payslips).  

Business continuity planning  

To support your business continuity planning, you can create a record of your employees’ remote working locations and contact details, as well as the equipment they have (or need to be issued with) to be able to work away from the office. You can also set up automatic workflows to help plan business continuity procedures, as well as return to work processes to make sure employees who have been absent are supported.  

Paying your people 

With your team likely to be overstretched, you need a way to reduce the strain. We can offer extra support through our managed payroll service, and our payroll backup service, which enables your teams to be paid reliably, no matter what happens.   

Fully secure people data 

With the majority of your teams working remotely, you need all company documents accessible in one place – safely and securely. Cascade can support you in achieving that, particularly through the Cascade Cloud. Held by Rackspace, our Cloud is certified to the highest standard of data security management, giving you peace of mind that your employee data is safe. 

Changing legislation 

It’s more important than ever that your business keeps up to date with changing legislation, such as the recent changes to Statutory Sickness Pay. Cascade will respond to changes like these, helping you make sure your business remains compliant. In particular for pay, our Payroll software will help your business process these changes efficiently and quickly.    

Communicate easily with your people 

Effective communication is vital when your employees are working remotely, and Cascade acts as a central portal for the key information your people need. Our self–service functionality enables your employees to update Cascade themselves, including their own absence records and contact details. You can also build useful reports, for example to understand which employees have underlying health conditions and who is due to return from a holiday destination affected by Coronavirus.  

Find out more 

Cascade can support you to ensure you have all the tools, systems, and services you require to meet your employees’ needs, whatever happens next. 

Speak to our expert team on 0344 815 5528 to find out more.