The coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted the way we live and work. Over the past two weeks, Emburse - like many other companies around the world - has had to adapt to the new normal of an entirely remote workforce. The rapid pace of change has forced employers to quickly reassess how to best support their employees, and try to maintain as much business continuity and consistency as possible.
To maintain productivity, many employers are allowing employees to buy office supplies such as monitors and keyboards, and to keep some of the perks of office life going are also offering the ability for employees to expense lunch and other food purchases (if these were provided by the company). As a result, many organizations may see a significant volume of employee expenses related to working from home. At Emburse, we’re trying to help make the transition to working from home as smooth as we can, so we are providing each employee with a controlled spending virtual card that they can use to buy supplies for their home offices.
We’re already seeing organizations start to offer these cards to their employees, including one leading financial services firm that has provided more than 7,000 of them to its portfolio companies’ employees.
We’d like to share what we’ve done in hopes it can also help you and your organization during this challenging time. Given the need for these initiatives to be up and running as soon as possible, getting your team members quickly on board can’t be a long or complex process. That’s why we’ve set up a couple of packages that can help organizations keep their employees as connected as possible until we’re back to a pre-crisis operational mode.