Throughout the pandemic, most office-based workers were required under public health orders to work from home. As these restrictions no longer apply, many employers are now welcoming staff back on-site.
What measures have you put in place to support workers during this time of transition?
We have compiled six resources to assist you in welcoming your staff back to the office:
Following your change management strategy
Having an effective change management strategy not only helps employees adapt, but it can also create stronger bonds between you and your employee. Read 4 key strategies for managing workplace change >
FREE DOWNLOAD: Sample memorandum for communicating with your staff
Whenever change is occurring in your workplace, it is important to keep all staff informed with both verbal and written communication. This sample memo provides you with an example of the type of communication that is appropriate to deliver to your workforce at this time. Access Returning to the Office - Sample Memorandum >
Understanding and addressing staff concerns
Returning to the office may be challenging for some people. This article outlines the top three concerns you staff are likely to be facing at this time, and some tips on how to address those concerns. Read Staff concerns as workplace restrictions ease >
To ensure that your managers and supervisors have the communication competency to address staff concerns effectively, some training may be required. Read Facing staff challenges with confidence >
Keeping up with your Work, Health & Safety (WHS) obligations
In every industry, employers and other duty holders must ensure that they are providing a COVIDSafe workplace and meeting their duties under WHS laws. Read Reopening workplaces – are you ready? >
Each time COVIDSafe requirements change in your jurisdiction or industry, there are 3 key steps every employer should take as an initial measure. Read The treadmill of COVIDsafe workplace compliance >
The transition back to the office will affect people in different ways so you need to be prepared to address any issues or concerns on an individual basis.
For support managing workplace communications, workplace change, flexible working arrangements, WHS requirements, employee mental health, leadership training or any other workplace matter, please contact us today.