As businesses across the country reopen, owners are happy to have customers and revenue again. But reopening comes with a lot of risk as Covid-19 continues to spread. Employees must be healthy and comfortable on the job, and customers have to feel safe and taken care of where they are.
A large issue businesses are struggling with is the lack of awareness and responsibility regarding Covid-19. With fear of not knowing about the health of customers and employees on business property and having to assume responsibility for them, business owners are hesitant to open their doors and resume operations.
It should not have to be this way. Managers should be able to happily open their doors for business, confident in the health of their workers and their own tools to mitigate risk. They also have a societal responsibility to do so in a cautious and calculated manner, using these tools to create a safe environment that their employees can trust as their place of work. In a world that seems increasingly unpredictable, there are ways that they can create this awareness for their employees and customers.
Implementing measures to create awareness can include better, automated documentation of who is entering and exiting the business property, asking about the health of customers, checking employees’ temperatures every day before they begin working, and many more. No matter what you do as a leader, it should be focused on creating a safe environment for employees, since individually and cumulatively, they are your brand. In such unprecedented times, we must value our stakeholders and heed their needs and worries in order to ultimately ensure our businesses and brands thrive in the post Covid-19 world.
To find out more about what you can be doing to protect your business, employees, and brand, contact us here at Haig Service. We’re here to help you take your business forward, safely and effectively.