As Ontario continues to allow workplaces to re-open, many businesses are diligently preparing for a new labour landscape.
While some businesses have had to respond quickly to continue providing services and products during COVID-19, others are working on plans to adapt to a changing economy and environment.
One thing is for certain, all industries have been impacted in some way and will need to understand government regulations and implement policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of their staff and clients.
Recently, we partnered with Peninsula Canada
to deliver a timely webinar for employers – “Crisis Management in your Workplace”. Some of the topics discussed were updating policies and procedures, hiring new employees, recalling new employees, dismissal instead of recall, refusal to return to work and OHS considerations.
For many companies, a distributed and remote workforce will be the new reality. Security, technology, and virtual communication are being re-prioritized as never before.
With good tools and policies that offer a secure and flexible workplace, employees can manage and accomplish their work objectives productively.
According to a recent Washington Post article, big tech companies were among the first to allow employees to work from home and they are in no rush to bring them back into the office.
The future of work will depend on the ability to adapt in the face of challenges.
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