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  • Jonno White

7 tips for employee wellbeing for Christian school leaders

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Right now, Christian school leaders are wondering how they're employees are going as they adapt to online learning across the world.

Here's another 7 tips to help leaders of Christian schools to navigate employee wellbeing:

1. Net promoter score for employee satisfaction

A net promoter score for employee satisfaction gives you a benchmark for how positive your people are about you as a school. It's a great place to start—and to revisit regularly—to check how your people are going at a macro level.

Check out our Christian schools employee wellbeing survey.

2. Invest in your staff's physical and mental health, they'll appreciate it

This sounds obvious, but lots of Christian schools don't see themselves as having a part to play in their people's physical and mental health.

Find out how your people are going with their physical and mental health at the moment and then see what you can do to invest in this area. Is there a local gym (or an online gym) you can partner with to give subsidised access to your people? Are their diet or sleep apps you could invest in for your people?

Think outside the box and do what you can—your people will be surprised and incredibly thankful.

3. Review role descriptions and change anything you need to change

You don't have time to do massive 360 reviews of role descriptions in a crisis. But leaders can do quick check-ins with staff to see how role descriptions are going. Then, if someone comes across a role that has drastically changed or grown for some reason, flag it and invest time and money into these people.

It's likely these people are the ones who will struggle during a time of crisis or will end up burning out and quitting in the near future.

4. Ask your people how they're going

When is the last time you got on the phone or flicked a quick message to your team to ask how they're going? No work talk, just 'how are ya?' Do that with your team more regularly than ever and ask your team to do it with their team and so forth.

5. Overcommunicate, overcommunicate, overcommunicate

Are you overcommunicating?

"No" - then communicate more.