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RECORDING: Top 5 strategies to ensure that your employees are and feel safe in your workplace

Thursday, August 06, 2020

00:00 WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Moderator: Paul Markle

Experts:

  • Janice Leroux, HR Performance & Results Inc.
  • Cheryl Claringbold, HR Performance & Results Inc.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/resources-prevent-covid-19-workplace 

00:02 – PRESENTATION

00:05 – Leadership Style

00:11 - Culture

00:16 - Physical Safety

00:23 - Psychological Safety

00:30 - Review HR Policies & Procedures

 

00:36 - Q&A

00:36 - If a MOL inspector comes to a company's door and asks to be let in, how do we know that the inspector has been tested? (As the employer is responsible for employee safety)

00:40 - If my employee has a school age child whose class is quarantined, will their job be protected?

00:42 - Can you require that your staff download the provincial COVID Alert mobile app?

00:44 - How can you ensure that there isn’t a “them vs. us” feeling among the workers who have been in the office against those who worked remotely or weren’t able to be on site as soon?

00:46 - If my team is working remotely, do I need to cover their internet and phone costs? Particularly if their original contract doesn’t include remote setup or expectations?

00:48 - If I see an employee has posted beach photos on their social media during the workday, what would you recommend I do to address this?

00:51 - How do I ensure my team is working when they are remote? I don’t want to micromanage, but do I just trust that the work is being done?

00:54 - If you have one employee who isn’t emotionally able to return to the office, but can complete their work from home, should you allow this? Will this create an unbalance with the rest of your team, perhaps resentment? How do you avoid tension building in this situation? Particularly if it is a mental health issue and you can’t violate the employee’s privacy by divulging the reason to the rest of the team?

 

1:00 CLOSING & ADJOURNMENT




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