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Best Practices for Returning to the Office During and After COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way we interact with others and how we work. Social distancing is likely to remain an important part of our work lives for months to come. Companies will need to make adaptations to their work environment in order for employees to stay safe. Furthermore, employers will need to clearly communicate their return-to-office plan to employees to ensure a smooth transition. Clarify what the return to the office will look like for employees. What phases will be followed? Share details about the phased return as well as what cleaning procedures will be followed to keep employees safe. Any flexible work policies being adopted will also need to be communicated.   Stagger Employee Shifts & Adopt Flexible Working Arrangements  

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Embracing the New Normal: Tips for Ensuring Employee Safety When Returning to the Office

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Not long after finally figuring out how to empower employees to work effectively from their kitchen tables or makeshift home offices, employers are now facing the new challenge of getting their workers back into the office safely. Returning to the office during the COVID-19 pandemic is an experience fraught with anxiety and uncertainty for employees.  There are lots of considerations that both companies and employees have to make when returning to work in the office to ensure a safe and smooth transition. The risk of spreading and contracting the virus increases when people are working together in an office, so we can’t quite return to business as usual. Managing and limiting the number of workers in the office at any given time is crucial to protecting worker

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