As businesses start reopening following COVID-19 closures, many companies are struggling to determine the safest and most effective way to return their employees to the office.
At Smart HR, our team can help you draft the best roadmap for this long-awaited return and ensure that your workplace reopens without a hitch. With our experts behind your company’s reopening task force, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are approaching the return to office from the most informed and strategic perspective possible.
We’ll start by reviewing your entire operational and organizational setup, which will allow us to find the most prudent approach to reopening. This will be conducted with state guidelines in mind. Your entire plan is developed with the goal of instilling confidence in your employees that every possible precaution is being taken to ensure a safe return for everyone.
Returning To Office Guidance
Here is a look at the areas we can assess and review:
- Overall floor plans with seating assignments and commonly used passageways
- Kitchen and pantry setup
- Shared equipment, such as copiers and printers
- Shared workspaces
Operational Structures and Setups
- Employee roles and responsibilities
- Divisions and team members
- Organizational charts
- The locations where work was carried out prior to the pandemic
- The availability of hygiene products, such as hand sanitizer dispensers and disinfectant wipes
- Protocols for visitors to the site
- State-specific requirements that are unique to offices
We can also carry out employee surveys that measure the levels of concern your workers have regarding their return to the workplace, along with any possible limitations there may be on their ability or return to the office environment. This can provide valuable insight into useful company-specific approaches while giving employees a platform to voice their concerns.
Planning For Return to Office
We can develop a proposed floor plan with new seating charts and placements that respect social distancing guidelines. This will include plans for kitchen and pantry access and ways that coffee, food and beverages can be accessed safely. We will develop policies related to employee health monitoring, working remotely, worker leaves, and protocols for COVID-19 diagnoses on your team.
In addition, we can help you develop a staggered in-office team approach that will limit density while maximizing business continuity. This might include drafting the composition of each team and proposing schedules for their on-site presence as needed.
We can also perform a detailed risk assessment to identify potentially problematic areas in your office reopening and determine where COVID-19 spread may still be a concern. In addition to listing all the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) to enhance safety for employees and visitors alike, we’ll outline CDC cleaning protocols and make recommendations on posting employee notices related to hygiene and symptom monitoring.
Let Smart HR Help With Your Return To Office
As scientists gain a deeper understanding of the way COVID-19 works, many businesses are feeling more confident about asking their employees to return to work. Ensure you are handling this strategically and effectively with help from Smart HR. Get in touch today to learn how we can facilitate this important transition.