COVID-19 – Steps to Take Before Your Employees Return to Work

Dear Employers,  Are you Worried about Staff Returning? No Need!

COVID-19 Employees Return to Work

Here are Some Steps to Take Before COVID-19 Employees Return to Work.

The outbreak of Covid-19 has changed the global work system. Albeit uncomfortable for some, there is no better time to adjust and embrace technology.

This outbreak has taken its toll on economies particularly, resulting in an increase in unemployment. This might be bad news for some but, those with skills and the technological know-how are not missing out on anything. In fact, technology might just become the new normal.

If your business needs staff to physically work from the office itself, taking a Covid-19 risk assessment for your company– before staff return to the office, should give you a head start on things.

As an employer, it is important to put structures in place for the safety of everyone within the work environment.

Here are some steps to take to ensure that your staff resume work as safely and comfortably as possible after COVID-19 Employees Return to Work.

Take a Covid-19 employee safety course: In case you think it is an addition to your expenditures, many free Covid-19 health and safety courses are springing up online. KEEP??

Taking this course will ensure you are adequately equipped with all the information you need to resume. These courses provide basic information on how the virus spreads, surfaces that need constant disinfecting, and how to manage the workspace in general.

  • Some suggestions are: replacing general meetings with Emails, instant messaging, or conference calls: If your business is one to hold frequent meetings in a board room, you should start considering shifting them virtually. If a physical meeting is necessary, limit the number of attendees or ensure everyone is suitably distanced. You can do all that needs to be done virtually and sometimes twice as fast.
  • Work to a schedule: To observe the health guidelines means there will be fewer people at their desks. Therefore, you need to draft a timetable to rotate different office operations and reduce contact between employees. This approach may not be feasible in some business structures, but it is preferable to safeguarding your workers.
  • Embrace Automation: This is the 21st century and, pretty much everything can be done without necessitating your presence. Identify operations that can be automated and replace them. There are still some skeptical opinions on “job-stealing bots” but the Coronavirus has heightened the need to slash some of our traditional desk-to-desk processes and replace with new processes suitable for this new era.

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