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Returning to work after Covid-19

New Era CEO Ejaz Shah

By EJAZ SHAH  —  August 5, 2020

Back To Work

The world has changed in how we conduct ourselves, we now have a before COVID (BC) and an after COVID (AC) situation on our hands. Gone are the days where we could freely meet with work colleagues and friends or attend family parties and gatherings. As a whole, we have learnt to adjust to this new dawn and have realised that COVID-19 is something we have to live with. More and more companies are looking to outsource their work in order to stay afloat.

As the restrictions ease worldwide, we are starting to see business start up once again. But this is not your normal startup, employers have a very big responsibility to ensure their staff are safe whilst at work. Social distancing has become the norm and businesses are having to spend to accommodate these changes. Over the past few months we have witnessed the loss of business especially in the UK Taxi industry. It has been difficult times but we can proudly say that we made it through this pandemic.

Governments across the world have SOP’s to help businesses in accommodating employees back to work, you can find further information and help on the UK Government website.

For the taxi industry, taxi companies along with taxi drivers have struggled to keep going, being on the front line they were exposed daily. Steps have been taken by numerous companies to protect their drivers and customers have applauded these actions on social media and news channels. However no clear guidance has been issued by any governing body regarding protective screens for the cars.

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If You Are Opening Your Business Back Up

Make sure you stick to the following points:

  • Put your employees first
  • Redesign your office layout so it works
  • Open up in phases
  • Prepare for the future

At the same time make sure you are communicating with your staff, the best method is to create a small video and make sure you address the following points:

  • Is it safe to return to work? – Explain and show the changes you have made
  • Social distancing – Again show the layout changes and the extra steps you have taken to ensure the safety of your staff
  • Job Security – Share what plans you have in place to make sure your business will get back to normal
  • Extra workload – Let them know you are opening up in stages and work from home workers should continue as normal

We wish you best of luck in opening back up

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Back in the offices of New Era we have also had to adapt to these changes, we have made sure our operators are sitting at a distance of 2 meters from each other, daily cleaning and sanitising after every shift as well as providing our employees with all the necessary equipment to stat safe. For struggling businesses outsourcing is the best option, it not only helps to reduce costs on payroll, you don’t have to worry about if all the SOP’s are being met in your offices at all times. The last thing any of us want is to see someone close to us, be it a family member or an employee, suffering from COVID. Therefore we have decided to offer temporary staff for those companies that need our help to get back onto their feet, and once everything is running back to normal, they can resume with their own staff, get in touch with us now.

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