COVID-19 has caused a lot of stress and uncertainty in the workplace. Not just about the virus itself. It can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing rules and how they affect your company.
As a recruitment agency, we understand the impact COVID has had on businesses. It is challenging to manage the revolving door of regulations. It affects operations, scheduling, recruiting, strategic planning, and all other aspects of the company. Most importantly, it can also affect your bottom line.
Here are some tips for companies to deal with the constant changes regarding coronavirus regulations:
Assign a COVID-19 Point Person Internally
Staying up to date with the latest COVID-19 news and how it can impact your business can be a job itself. Assign someone in your company to track the latest developments and relay them to the appropriate people and departments. This can help keep all information organized and ensure nothing gets missed.
Have a Formal COVID-19 Action Plan
It’s important to have a plan in place that enables companies to be prepared for the effects of the virus.
- Make it specific to your workplace
- Identify how COVID has, and could affect all roles within the organization
- Include control measures to reduce exposure
- Create potential business scenarios for how things might play out and how you would need to react
The more you do now to prepare for potential changes in regulations, the quicker you will be able to adapt.
Operate Based on Facts Not Rumours
There is a lot of information, news, rumours and misinformation swirling around online, on social media, and from other sources. It’s very important to separate fact from fiction and operate based on the most up to date information from reputable sources. Get up-to-date information from the World Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Government of Ontario.
Keep Everyone Up to Date
Internal communication is vital right now. It’s very important to be transparent and let all employees know what is happening. Provide daily notices and inform them of changes as soon as there is an update or change in protocol. Keeping your team up to date can prevent the spread of poor assumptions and helps people understand what to expect.
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