1. Implement Cleanliness Standards
As businesses have re-opened, they have all had to implement stringent cleanliness standards. Whether your business interacts with customers or completes tasks without any interaction, there should be standards in place for social distancing, sanitization, and other cleanliness expectations. Showing your employees that you are taking their health seriously is a great way to start off the re-engagement process. Click here for CDC tips on how to clean and disinfect your facility.
2. Re-establish or Set Company Goals
After extended time away from the office, it may be time to re-establish pre-pandemic goals and perhaps even set new goals. This is up to you and your team to discuss what your future looks like. Challenge your team to take their work to the next level and let them have a say in the goals they feel should be met. This is an excellent way to get daily operations rolling again while communicating what expectations are moving forward.
3. Be Prepared with Answers to HR Questions
Many HR questions may have come up over the last couple of months and it will serve you well to be prepared to answer your employee's questions. There have been several policies that have come out to address COVID-19 concerns, so there will be more questions than you may have originally planned for. Luckily, we can help you with this!
4. Check-In Regularly
Your employees may have more questions or concerns than usual. Do they have any issues with your cleanliness standards? Are they struggling with getting integrated back into the office? Are they reaching their goals? These and so many other questions are important in a world revolving around a pandemic. Be present and attentive.
We seem to touch on this in almost every one of our blogs, but it's because it's important! Communication cannot be stressed enough and there should always be space for you to communicate with your employees and vice versa. There are a variety of scenarios in which communication would be key to solving problems in the office and making sure everything is running as it should.
If you have any questions on policies or requirements for resuming activity, contact us!