2 – Staffing
Being able to reopen may depend heavily on your ability to have the staff available to meet demand. Begin by reviewing the questions below and then the topic-specific resources.
- Have you created a staffing plan to reopen? Will it need to be set in phases?
- Will you need to lay anyone off?
- Will your staff be able to work fully or partially on a remote basis?
- Have you communicated with your employees about the plan?
- Have you considered what your new staffing model means in terms of your obligations, e.g., insurance, taxes, benefits, etc.?
- Do you have a plan to train your staff on new procedures – including safety and health procedures?
Below is a list of staffing-related resources:
- Human Resources Aspects of Reopening Offices – Strategies for Human Resources
- Employment Considerations for Reopening Your Business
- Department of Labor – Coronavirus Resources: Includes workplace safety and unemployment insurance flexibility, as well as a number of other topics.
- America’s SBDC has a clearinghouse of staff-related resources
Introduction/Agenda – (5 min)
Basic Recommendations –
- Create basic parameters, set expectations, and establish a rhythm – (9 min)
- Choose your communication tools and decide how they should be used – (5.5 min)
- Consider how to best manage your data – (2 min)
Best practices –
Three rules for all remote teams – (2.5 min)
Introduction/Agenda – (6 min)
How to create your workspace – (6 min)
Create your persona/appearance – (3 min)
Create a routine and schedule – (9.5 min)
How to get things done efficiently – (11 min)
How best to keep in touch with your team – (7 min)
Additional tips to stay on track – (2 min)
How to work from home with kids – (4.5 min)