Friday, May 22, 2020

Welcome Back! Taking Care of Your Employees During Coronavirus Reopening

States across the country are slowly beginning to initiate plans for reopening. Small businesses, retail stores, and even some restaurants are opening their doors. This is great for business – but it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still a pandemic that we need to be mindful of. There are a few ways you should be taking care of your employees during the coronavirus reopening.

Adopt a Safety-First Mindset

Before you do anything else, you need to ensure the safety of your employees. They’re the backbone of your business, after all. They help keep the doors open and give your customers and clients the service that keeps them coming back time after time.
When you’re ready to open your doors again, you should do a thorough cleaning of your space. Wipe down and disinfect all surfaces. Then, when employees start coming back in, provide ample opportunities to use hand sanitizer or wash hands.
Create a system for employees and customers to stay at least six feet apart from each other at all times. At Skylight, we like to call this practicing “Safe 6”. This may include stickers on the ground at six-foot intervals or even creating boxes using duct tape.
Whatever you’re requiring from your employees for health and safety (masks, frequent hand washing, etc), make sure you lay it all out in black and white via a companywide email and a socially-distanced team meeting. Being clear on expectations will help your employees feel safer.

Put Yourself in Their Shoes

As employees start to come back from the coronavirus shutdown, they’re going to take some time to settle in. Build in some flexibility and understanding for employees that have been working from home for the last two months or who have been furloughed.
It takes some time to pick back up, especially while the state of the world is still so uncertain. Providing a safe environment and letting your employees know that you have their backs, even if that means they’re working a little differently than usual, can boost morale. Teams need motivation right now and good leadership can help give it to them.

Welcome Them Back Enthusiastically

There hasn’t been a lot of cause for celebration in the last few months. As routines start to go back to normal and we adopt a new mindset, we should take the opportunity to celebrate our employees and the reopening of businesses.
Set your employees up with some company apparel, drinkware, or brand-new office supplies. The newer and the cleaner everything is, the more comfortable people will feel. This is a time to make your employees feel appreciated for all the hard work they’ve done and the loyalty they’ve shown.

Products for Taking Care of Your Employees During the Coronavirus Reopening

During this difficult time, Skylight has opened a shop specifically for personal protective equipment, including:
·         Cloth masks
·         Hand sanitizer
·         Nitrile gloves
In addition, we carry stickers, floor decals, signage and t-shirts that promote practicing a safe six feet of distance. You can even have many of these items branded with your company logo. You can get more information here or contact your sales representative directly. More questions? Give us a call today at 410.879.8401.

Monday, May 18, 2020

4 Unique Gifts for Healthcare Workers

Many of us know someone that works at a hospital, nursing home, pharmacy, or somewhere else in the healthcare industry. These people work hard to keep you healthy and safe. Since May celebrates healthcare workers, we want to help you say thanks to these heroes. Show them your appreciation with some of our top unique gifts for healthcare workers. 


Snack basket
Who doesn’t love snacks? A gift basket filled with tasty food is a creative way to show someone that you are thinking of them. You can choose a theme and add in their favorite items to eat. 

First, choose a basket that can be repurposed in their home or workplace. Second, fill the bottom with tissue paper so the snacks can be seen. Third, place and organize the snacks in the basket to make it look presentable.

You can include items like: 

Cover the basket in a clear wrap with a bow to ensure that nothing falls out of it during transport. 

Lunch bag
Staying energized through long shifts is sometimes difficult. A healthy lunch brings the right nutrients to keep healthcare workers going throughout the day. A lunch bag is a unique gift that a healthcare worker can use on a day-to-day basis.

You can even take the gift of a lunch bag to the next level. Pack food into the bag and bring it to them during their lunch break. Add in a homemade dessert they can enjoy after their meal. This unexpected present could turn their exhausting day into a positive one.

Slip-resistant shoes
Standing all day can take a toll on healthcare workers. If you are looking to spend a little extra money for someone you care about, consider purchasing them a new pair of slip-resistant shoes. You can find these shoes from Crocs, Nike, or Sketchers.

Most workers wear their “outside” shoes into work then put on their comfortable, slip-resistant shoes once they are in the building. You can place the gift in a drawstring bag so they can carry their new shoes in and out of work. 

Coffee tumbler
Many people agree that coffee fuels their day. A thoughtful idea is to gift them with a personalized tumbler to keep their coffee hot throughout their busy day. You can add their name or a saying like “not all superheroes wear capes.”

If this person stops to get coffee every morning, add a gift card to their favorite coffee shop. If they use a Kuerig or a coffee machine, add a complimentary gift of ground coffee or K-cups. 

Thank you, healthcare workers! 
Healthcare workers have been risking their lives daily, and that shows now more than ever during the pandemic. Our team at Skylight Creative is thanking all healthcare workers for their sacrifices, hard work, and support. You keep the world going! If you have questions or want to learn more about Skylight, you can call us 410.879.8401 at or contact us on the website.