Data is coming in on the COVID variant, omicron, and its impact on today’s already uneasy workforce. We are happy to report, according to the Human Resources experts at SHRM, things are not as bad as they could be.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) released new research today that shows the omicron variant of COVID-19 is having a limited impact on workplace operations, with 56 percent of HR professionals saying their organization is not considering additional measures against the virus.
More than half (54 percent) of HR professionals surveyed in early December said their organization has fully returned to the workplace or has never left, and only two percent of those organizations are considering transitioning to remote work due to the omicron variant.
Continue Workplace Safety
Of course, no one is stating that it is “business as usual” or that we should relax on safety measures. And as COVID-related data is ever-changing, we highly recommend routine reviews of company safety policies compared to official rules and guidelines. And we recommend frequent communication with employees regarding those policies.
This document covers some basic best practice policies that employers can implement in the workplace during the pandemic, as well as an acknowledgment form to have employees sign. Employers may wish to revise these policies to fit their workplaces and current recommendations.
You will also find a number of related resources developed by our HR partners here.