Harper Macleod launches HM home room to help people be apart together

Harper Macleod launches HM home room to help people be apart together

Harper Macleod has made its contribution to the national transition to working from home by launching a virtual work from home (WFH) community for everyone.

The HM home room on the Harper Macleod website is designed to provide support to the extended Harper Macleod family and the wider business community.

It is an online portal which shares insights, resources and tips to help people deal with our essential physical distancing.

Martin Darroch, chief executive of Harper Macleod said: “Since we invoked our Business Continuity Plan to prepare for the potential impact of the Coronavirus, our priority has been the health and wellbeing of all of our stakeholders - including colleagues, clients, contacts, contractors and the communities within which we work.

“The family of Harper Macleod has always been an extremely important part of the firm’s ethos and the strength of our connections has never been more important than in the current circumstances. We have deliberately moved from the term ‘social distancing’ to ‘physical distancing’ as we believe that it is more important than ever that we continue to ‘socialise’ - even if we have to do this virtually.

“The HM home room is about being responsible corporate citizens and looking out for one another when it counts. We know this will be a testing time for many people including their families and the HM home room is a positive response to what’s going on in all of our worlds.”

The website, which is accessible to anyone, has a focus on wellbeing and includes links to resources which enable people to stay active, healthy and mindful. It also has a range of practical tips for working from home, whether you live alone or have children of school age who will need to be kept busy and active.

Harper Macleod is currently working on adding additional bespoke content, including collaborations with Glasgow Warriors, the rugby club it sponsors, yoga providers and more.

Mr Darroch added: “This is just the start. We have invited our communities to share great links, tips or resources that would benefit others and we’ll make them available for everyone. We want people to stay safe but also to remember that it’s good to talk, while we all do whatever it takes to get through this.”

In addition to the HM home room, Harper Macleod has also created an information hub for businesses and organisations in Scotland trying to come to terms with the impact of the Coronavirus on their own operations.

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