With states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania lifting their “stay home orders” and entering “yellow” phases of reopening, business owner’s need to start thinking about smart ways to reopen their offices. You need to make sure your employees feel safe and valued in their place of work. While there is no proven formula to make reopening 100 percent flawless, there are steps you can take to make it a smoother transition back. Here are three ways to keep your employees healthy and safe during the re-opening stages.
Three Ways to Keep Your Employees Healthy and Safe during the Re-Opening Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic:
- Allow employees to keep working from home – We know this one may seem odd but if an employee is able to keep doing their job from home, let them! Working from home helps team members lower their risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. While the yellow stage may allow some businesses to open, a lot of folks still have children at home without childcare or old family members at home who are at higher risk to COVID- 19. This will show your employees you understand that although things are reopening, we are not 100 percent in the clear.
- Extra sanitization for the employees that can not keep working from home – Try to organize work station to be six feet apart, make sure bathrooms and common areas are cleaned daily, make sure each work station has hand sanitizer, encouraging employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace and most importantly, make sure your employees know it is okay to stay home if they are not feeling well. Have that open line of communication that makes employees feel comfortable saying, ” for my safety and yours, it may be better for me to stay home today.”
- Listen to Feedback – There is so much going on in the world right now so be sure you are listening to your employees and how they are feeling. Setting up quick 15 minute debrief sessions once a week may be a great way to get a feel for how your employees are doing!
We hope you found these helpful. Let us know some of your tips and tricks for reopening your offices!
Kompass North America has recently put together two special EasyBusiness analysis’ reports: Supply Chain Analysis – to ensure your company is able to continue your supply chain and Sector Analysis – to see how COVID- 19 has impacted different business searches all over the world. For the full presentations and to learn how Kompass can help your business, contact us.