COVID-19 has undoubtedly impacted your company’s approach to many processes, including janitorial tasks and human resources practices. Because your company has unique policies already, the checklists below may not be a comprehensive guide. However, you can use them to kick start ideas, explore more information and help you build appropriate processes for your company.
“We are planning something for which there is no direct precedent,” said Tim State, senior vice president, Associate Health and Well-being, for Humana. “Businesses need to be hyper-aware and adaptive.” Guidance also varies by industry, company size and location.
“Addressing the psychological safety of employees has to start with understanding the unprecedented emotional needs that employees will be bringing with them when the doors open,” State said. “Employees will be grappling with concerns of both catching the virus and the risk of potentially exposing their family, colleagues or others. That reality, combined with other uncertainties and pressure means many people sometimes won’t be at their best, so employers need to continually find ways to help their employees speak up for support and build resilience together.”
Encourage employees to practice self-care and ease their return by giving them tools such as tips for recognizing and addressing their emotional needs and maintaining a healthy work environment. Below are checklists on aspects of resuming work at your business.