How to prepare your business in the COVID-19 era

Preparing your office can be a challenge in this current atmosphere. Here are some tips that we follow here in our Cutting Edge Recruiting Solutions (CERS) office:

  • Use social distancing and require masks in all common areas at all times
  • Have hand sanitizer available at all touch points, doors, elevators, and bathrooms
  • Utilize Nanoseptic self-cleaning mats & door handle sleeves
  • Provide staff with remote working capabilities, with cloud computing technology that’s always available from any internet-connected device
  • Perform nightly/weekly office cleaning including all common area surfaces
  • Reduce face-to-face meetings with use of video conferencing

How to prepare your employees

Healthy employees are crucial for your business. Here are 11 tips to help keep them healthy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  1. Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
  2. Create leave policies that allow your employees to stay home to care for sick family members or children if schools or childcare close
  3. Talk with your employees about the health risks of COVID-19 for older individuals, those with chronic medical conditions, and those with compromised immune systems
  4. Promote etiquette for coughing, sneezing, and handwashing
  5. Provide tissues, no-touch trash cans, soap and water, and hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
  6. Routinely clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces like workstations, countertops, doorknobs, and handrails
  7. Discourage sharing of tools and equipment when possible
  8. Implement practices to minimize face-to-face contact between your employees if social distancing is recommended by the state or local health department
  9. Encourage teleworking or staggered shifts
  10. Provide easy to understand educational materials on COVID
  11. Consider using teleconferencing or video conferencing instead of air travel

What if an employee becomes sick?

If one of your employees becomes ill at work, it’s critical that you take urgent action.

  • Separate them from other employees, clients, and visitors and send them home immediately
  • Close off all areas visited by the sick person
  • Clean and disinfect all offices, bathrooms, common areas, and shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, and remote controls used by the ill person(s), focusing especially on frequently touched surfaces

Cutting Edge Recruiting Solutions (CERS) is open for your business

You may find working in the COVID environment difficult for your business. However, CERS is open to help you secure the best qualified candidates for your temporary or direct hire needs in the public and private sectors. We handle technology and workforce roles, so get in touch to obtain your next great hire!

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