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There is not a single place on Earth that is unaffected by the COVID-19 virus. Peoples’ lives and jobs are at stake. The lockdown has helped curb the spread of the virus but has also pushed a huge chunk of people below the poverty line. Now that the world is learning to live with the virus and economic restrictions are being lifted, here are 5 tips that will allow you to resume work after a long COVID-19 outbreak.
Keep your workplace hygienic
Maintaining good hygiene is imperative in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. Keep a huge stock of handwashes, sanitizers, and soaps at your workplace. Also, keep a good supply of masks (WHO recommends N-95 masks for Coronavirus) so that the virus doesn’t spread through the air. Give the government recommended body kits and equipment to sanitation workers who clean your workplace. These steps will ensure that your workplace is hygienic and the spread of the virus is contained.
Encourage remote working
Create remote working policies and encourage people to work from their homes. This will save the employee’s commute hours and will allow them to spend more time with their families. A study by Airtasker suggests that remote workers work for 1.4 days more than their office counterparts. Call only those employees who cannot function without being actively present in the office premises. Try maintaining an active workforce of not more than 25% workforce. This will prevent person-to-person transmission of the virus.
Care for those who are sick
As of writing this article, COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than 4.8 million people across the world. Thus, it’s highly likely that a few of your employees might also be affected by the disease. As a responsible company, you must care for those who are sick and give them adequate medical facilities. If you find someone sneezing, coughing, or showing symptoms of the virus, ask them to visit the doctor at the earliest. Also, conduct a free coronavirus test for all your employees and get them checked every month. Moreover, you can also give a coronavirus insurance policy to your entire workforce.
Train your workforce in remote working tools
Although people fantasize about remote working and never fail to show a deep urge for work-from-home policies, they are less trained when it comes to using remote working tools. This is why it’s important to impart adequate training to your workforce. Conduct training sessions and teach them the basics of virtual face-to-face tools (Skype, Zoom), File sharing applications (Microsoft One Drive), and Real-time project collaboration tools (Google Doc), etc.
Also Read: 5 Ways to Boost Team Productivity while Remote Working
Stay well informed about how the world is evolving
The world is changing at a rapid rate. Human tests have begun in a few countries and we hope to hear good news soon. But nobody knows how long we may have to live in our homes. Thus, it’s imperative to keep a close watch on how things unfold. This requires staying updated with important news from institutions – such as the World Health Organization – that is leading the battle against the virus.
The fight against the COVID-19 virus is on. But until we have a clinically tested vaccine, the world wouldn’t be able to return to the pre-lockdown era. Thus, Remote working tools are the best available solution under the current circumstances. This is where we can help. At Sage Software, we are home to world-class CRM, ERP and HRMS software that will make remote working a piece of cake, boost employee productivity, synchronize inter-departmental activities, and generate more profits. To know more about it, SMS SAGE to 56767. You can also write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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