(From the July 2020 Edition of eFORUM)
By Kim Poulin
To date, self-isolation and reducing contact with other people has been required to reduce the spread of COVID-19. While your business may run successfully with employees continuing to work from home, most of us will return to the office at some point, whether full-time or on a rotating schedule. As that return-to-office (RTO) process begins, you’ll need to consider many things to keep everyone who comes into your office as safe as possible.
This document is not a legal document that provides legal advice, it is simply a list of considerations as people return physically to work. We recommend that you consult professionals, such as your internal compliance team, HR specialists, employment lawyers, and insurance and investment suppliers for further information and guidance. Also refer to public health guidelines, provincial requirements and regulations, and understand that suggestions and obligations from these sources may change frequently.
Ultimately, safety will be a shared responsibility in this new environment, which requires each person to do things outside of our regular job descriptions. We all need to come together to help maintain one another’s physical and psychological health.
To reiterate, you’ll find below many considerations, some of which you may decide to include in your RTO plan.
Advisors and Business Owners
Kim Poulin, BA, FLMI, CLU, CH.F.C., is a business coach at The Personal Coach.