Once your teams are ready and permitted to get back to work, you’ll need to take safety precautions to ensure your employees observe safe distancing measures while on-site. Here are some things to consider when planning shifts:
1. create a staggered shift plan.
Once you have a better idea of the number of employees who will return to your workplace, you can plan the adequate distribution of space to respect social distancing and avoid crowded spaces. Separate your employees into multiple shift work to reduce the number of people on-site at once and make sure that there are no overlaps. Also, if you can, have your employees avoid coming into work at rush hour to minimise traffic on public transport.
2. divide teams and distribute workspaces.
Ensure that employees have a significant amount of space from their co-workers to maintain an appropriate physical distance of at least two metres apart. You should also restrict face-to-face interactions or physical meetings during work and consider staggering lunch breaks to avoid crowds in common spaces.
3. in case of labour shortages.
If you’re experiencing a shortage of personnel in key roles (due to employees who are on leave, caring for children, on sick leave, etc.), you can turn to temporary workers to help fill gaps in core roles. A recruitment partner like Randstad can support your urgent hiring needs and help you quickly and efficiently fill gaps.
Randstad prepared these resources to share best practices to get back to work safely. The information is intended as a guideline only. Please do additional research and consult with experts before making decisions for your business.