Con las restricciones de COVID-19 disminuyendo en ciertas partes del país, las pequeñas empresas están reabriendo sus puertas al público y preparándose para una temporada alta. Muchos empresarios están buscando información sobre cómo reabrir de manera segura para reducir la probabilidad de transmisión de COVID-19 en el lugar de trabajo, y la preparación es clave para una transición sin problemas.
A continuación presentamos cuatro formas en las que usted puede ayudar a educar a sus empleados a medida que regresan al lugar de trabajo.
With COVID-19 restrictions easing around the country, small businesses are reopening their doors to the public and preparing for a busy season. Many business owners are looking for information about how to reopen safely to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace, and preparation is key for a smooth transition.
Here are four ways you can help educate your employees as they return to the workplace.
Communicate with your employees
Los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC por sus siglas en inglés) recientemente anunció una actualización en las reglas para personas que están completamente vacunadas contra el COVID-19, las cuales le permitirían dejar de usar la mascarilla o distanciarse en entornos públicos excepto cuando lo exijan las leyes, reglas y regulaciones federales, estatales, locales, tribales o territoriales, incluyendo guías establecidas por empresas locales y lugares de trabajo.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced updated guidance for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which would allow them to forgo wearing masks or physically distancing in public settings except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including guidance established by local businesses and workplaces.
We've developed a comprehensive toolkit and guides to help make it easier for small businesses to implement workplace wellness programs. The toolkit includes helpful research, tips and best practices for starting wellness programs.
A top motivation for utilizing wellness programs is to promote the health and wellness of employees. When starting to think about developing a workplace wellness program, keep in mind these guidelines outlined below.
Step 1 – Conduct a Workplace Health Assessment
Ask your employees a few simple questions to understand the current state of health at your company. This can be done through informal conversations, a call for ideas (suggestion box or bulletin board), or even an online survey.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. small business employed 56.8 million people, or 48% of the private workforce in 2013. For this reason, effective workplace wellness programs, policies and environments have the potential to significantly benefit a large amount of people through employers, employees, their families, and communities. For small business owners who often work day-in and day-out with the same people for years, employees feel like family.
A workplace wellness program can be whatever you want it to be. Simply put, it is a basic investment in your employees, similar to how you invest in them when you offer training, mentoring, and other basic employee programs. Small employers often see wellness programs as sizeable endeavors undertaken by large corporations, such as organized exercise competitions, on-site gyms, paid gym memberships or healthy food offered in corporate cafeterias. Small and simple programs that can lead to increased wellness and a culture of health are often overlooked, but can provide a long lasting impact on your company and your employees.