Amongst the panic and anxiety over the Covid-19 outbreak, the UK is putting measures in place to ensure that we are well-equipped to deal with what may happen should the situation escalate. However, as a company, what do you need to do to ensure both the wellbeing of employees, as well as the efficiency of the business?
What do I need to do now?
- Appoint a leader with responsibility to support staff and share ideas that will work for your business, for example encouraging employees to use hand gels
- Speak to employees that may come to you on a one-to-one basis, especially any working parents that may be concerned about the implications of school closures. Ensure that parents feel listened to and supported.
- Consider and agree with employees how to offer support if they are unable to attend the office due to self-isolation
- Ensure you have a home-working policy and all practicalities, such as everyone having the appropriate equipment to carry out daily duties, are organised
- Routinely clean ‘touch points’ (frequently used surfaces), such as workstations, countertops, door knobs, desks, keyboards etc.
- Consider providing disposable wipes so employees can wipe down commonly used surfaces before use
- Act quickly as soon as an employee is off sick – make sure to deep clean all workstations and touch points
- Communicate clearly regarding not shaking hands, to avoid causing offence
- Remember to regularly review procedures and continually improve upon them
Aspire Cambridge are here to guide you through this period of uncertainty and provide ongoing advice and support. We can ensure that a member of our team comes and to review your policies and procedures, and work together to devise and implement an ‘Action Plan’
Coronavirus Action Plan
Review/Revise Disaster Recovery Plan
- Identify which teams are business-critical e.g. payroll, shipping or manufacturing
- What services, procedures and products would be needed to cover these business-critical roles?
- What alternative plans, outcomes and instructions may be needed? For example, how will employees communicate with both each other and management, and what is expected of employees during this change in process?
- If the government impose isolation, what does this mean for your business and the process you will follow?
Employee Wellbeing Policies
- What effective measures can your business put in place to encourage employees to stay away when they are ill? For example, flexible working and home-working – lead by example!
- Time Off for Dependants
- Statutory Sick Pay
If you need assistance with developing an action plan to ensure your employees are equipped to deliver their roles amidst these uncertain times, please give our HR professionals a call on 01223 855441, we would be happy to support you. We strongly believe that every problem creates an opportunity to build an open and transparent culture, trust and confidence.
Headquartered in Cambridge with regional presence in Kettering and Milton Keynes, Aspire Cambridge provide cost effective Recruitment and HR solutions to an impressive portfolio of customers spanning the UK and Europe. Working with a diverse collection of industries from start-ups to blue chip companies covering a vast range of sectors. Aspire Cambridge has an unrivalled knowledge of the jobs marketplace so it’s no wonder that they hold an impressive track record of exceeding client and candidate expectations.
How do they do it? By “Placing People First”.
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