The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issues workplace-related safety rules. Although it’s easy to assume that such rulings only apply to construction zones or heavy industry, every business facility is subject to their regulations and inspections. The COVID-19 pandemic turned everything upside down and inside out. But now, with vaccinations becoming increasingly prevalent, going back onsite is also going back to normal. If you need some business advice regarding this matter, we’ve got answers for you!
Making the Proper Preparations
First things first recognize that there is going to be an adjustment period. Transitions are always bumpy, no matter what the paradigm shift entails. The traditional notions surrounding the five-day workweek and the daily commute grind are more than likely going to change. Beyond falling by the wayside, remote work looks like the wave of the future. In the meantime, here is a compelling list of business advice in regards to new training procedures.
- Emphasize employee benefits and paid sick leave;
- Practice social distancing within reason use of PPE, contact tracing, and improved sanitization;
- And be more vigilant against OSHA rule violations
Complying with Updated “Best Practices”
Along those same lines, strive to comply with the new definition of best practices for workplace operations post-pandemic. First and foremost, make employee health-related matters at the top of the office pyramid. Designate “essential workers” who must remain onsite, even if they work as a temporary skeleton crew. Begin scheduling virtual meetings over platforms such as Zoom, FaceTime, and Skype. Put a written plan in place that changes as circumstances change. We’re all still in a state of flux, and your business needs to be agile in ways that it probably has never needed to be until now.
Prioritizing New Human Resources Strategies
HR departments have long been the backbone for recruiting prospective employees. Then, individual team managers oversee the onboarding process, especially if further training is required depending on the different industries factor in how employee development needs to change. Likewise, revise your payroll routines accordingly. Investigate outsourcing – it might be a good solution!
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