07 – Roadmap to the new normal and bringing people back to work
Where the jobs are, and other useful things to know and do for all the employers, contractors and job seekers in the Spinifex community
This week is about re-entry into the new world.
- The roadmap to relaxing restrictions
- What the new normal will look like at work
- Risks and opportunities in preparing to bring people back to work
But first, let’s take a look at where the jobs are
|Ballina||Sydney – Alexandria, Inner West|
For more information, take a look at our current job opportunities https://spinifexrecruiting.com.au/jobs.php
Also check out the Australian Government Jobs Hub https://www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/jobs-hub
The roadmap to relaxing restrictions
The Prime Minister has unveiled a three-stage plan for re-entry into the new world.
For more information on the national 3-step plan see https://www.pm.gov.au/media/update-coronavirus-measures-08may20
For more information on rule changes in NSW see https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules
What will the new normal look like at work?
Having said that, there will be no more coming into work feeling just “a little under the weather” with mild cold or flu symptoms. We will need to be prepared to work from home if required.
Key questions here are: What does this mean for the 70% of people who cannot work from home? What does this mean for workplaces where productivity relies on people working when they are not 100% well?
This means taking a look at where our goods and services come from and sourcing from local providers where possible.
For more information on standards we must adhere to, see the National COVID-19 Workplace Principles https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces/other-resources/national-covid-19-safe-workplace-principles
Risks and opportunities in preparing to bring people back to work
Andrew Egan, our Regional Operations Group Manager based in Bathurst, reports on some lessons learned over the past few months
“There’s no quick and easy fix to bringing people back to work”, Andrew says. “But there is a simple compass we can use to guide us: it’s all about people and what motivates us.
It also covered considerations which both employers and employees need to think and talk about when planning for re-entry, including:
- Have you accepted the new normal?
- What is the impact on systems and structures?
- What needs to be adapted to create a safe workplace that is compliant with National Work Safe Principles?
- Will the way you measure performance change?
- Is there a change needed to your employee terms and conditions, such as working hours?
- How will you deal with recruitment, induction and onboarding?
- How will you deal with appraisals and reviews?
- How will you bring your stakeholders along on the journey with you?
- What things will have to be ‘parked’ and for how long?
- How will you support mental health and wellbeing? Not only for staff, but also yourself?
No time for ambiguity, weasel words or covering one’s own a%$e
Next update, we’ll take a look at the importance of clarity of communications during times of change.
Until then, stay safe.
|Scott C Small||Victoria Bila|
|Managing Director||Group Manager – Operations|
|Andrew Egan||Damien O’Donnell|
|Group Manager – Regional Operations||Group Manager – Regional & Executive|
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