Back to Work: A Discussion on Best Practices for a Phased Return-to-Work
The federal government released guidelines to opening up the economy in the near future and asked that employers develop and implement appropriate policies. These must be in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations and guidance.
But what are industry best practices for infectious disease in the workplace? What is an appropriate amount of social distancing for meetings and open offices? Do you have to provide protective equipment? Do employees have to submit to temperature checks? What can you expect from employees for sanitation? What about disinfection of common and high-traffic areas? How do you address business travel?
Our panelists are HR practitioners that have been wrestling with these and other real-world issues over the past two months. They share their challenges, experiences, and ideas on how to address a phased return to work.
Bernard K. Nunies, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is a seasoned business executive with over 20 years of international management experience across a variety of industries. He is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer for Island Holdings, with prior HR roles in higher education, consulting, and luxury retail. Bernard currently serves as Vice President on the SHRM Hawai‘i board of directors and is a governing school board member for Wai‘alae Elementary Public Charter School.
Lina Le, SHRM-SCP is the Human Resources Enterprise Director at Y. Hata & Co., Limited. She is a proud graduate of UH Manoa where she earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management. Lina is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. She serves on the board of directors for Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Hawaii and SHRM National Young Professionals Advisory Committee. Lina also serves on the Board of Governors for the Hawaii Employers Council. Connect with her on LinkedIn.