As more states share their plans to reopen, organizations are going to look to human resources departments to help them with the task. Everyone has the same goal: to bring people back to the workplace in a safe manner. Thankfully, there are some resources that have been created to help us do that.
If you’re not already aware of these three resources, you might find them helpful. And if you know of one that I missed, please share it in the comments!
The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) has created a Coronavirus and COVID-19 Resources Section on their website. It includes information about furloughs, layoffs, and reduction in force. But I’m really liking the workplace checklists and forms. For example, there’s a screening procedures form as well as a back-to-work checklist.
WorldatWork’s has also created a COVID-19 Resources Page that talks about remote work, caregiving benefits, and sales strategy. Something I like about this page are the Quick Poll Results. They’ve been asking questions on the topics of hazard pay, bonuses, and employer communications during this time. It might give you some things to discuss with senior management.
If you like getting some of your news via Facebook, there’s a great group called the SHRM Annual Conference Networking and Events Group. It’s a group of HR professionals sharing and networking online. The group has a “files” section with business plans, workplace emergency response plans, and return to work checklists.
During times like these, I often find myself in search of information. Yes, at some point, I will be calling my risk management department and my legal counsel. But the information I find during searches helps me ask the right questions. It gives me good ideas. And because the workplace information is changing so rapidly, I like having a few sites bookmarked as my “go-to” starting point.
I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well during this time. Mr. Bartender and I are sheltering-in-place like you. In addition to our work, we’re doing some fun things like trying to make sourdough starter. LOL! Please let us know if there’s something we can write about to make your work easier. Thanks as always for reading HR Bartender!
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