As stay-at-home orders are being lifted or relaxed, some employers are already getting ready to reopen the doors of their businesses. If you are among them, read on to discover the aspects you should take into account to make the process as straightforward and safe as possible.
Comply With Relevant Policies Before Reopening
Before resuming activities, review thoroughly all relevant requirements. This comprises state policies, municipal policies, CDC and OSHA policies, as well as any other relevant directives. The measures you may have to implement include:
- Eliminating shared work equipment.
- Applying social distancing measures
- Allowing some employees to keep working from home
- Using Staggered shifts and breaks to reduce social interaction.
- Providing your staff and customers with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Review Financial and Logistic Aspects
Take an honest look at your budget. If necessary, consider financing options to improve your cash flow situation in the short term.
On the logistics front, verify that your supply chain is running smoothly. Contact your suppliers and communicate clearly and openly with them. Then determine whether they can satisfy your immediate needs. If they can’t, then look for supply alternatives.
Organize Your Staff Before Reopening
If you had to lay off or furlough employees, outline the best strategy to bring them back. You can consider offering limited hours to all your staff or giving full hours to some key employees and bring in other workers as activity picks up.
On the other hand, if you need to hire more personal, it’s important to have a solid background screening policy in place and respect it, even if you may be under pressure to hire as soon as possible.
Have a Solid Background Screening Policy
As we have seen in a previous post, this is not the right time to waive your background screening policy. Doing so may expose you to legal risk, so be sure not to neglect this important part of the hiring process.
When it comes to formulating and enacting an effective background screening policy, it’s essential to get help from an expert. At Plexus Global we ensure global candidate screening through tailored solutions and the most reliable technology.
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