Employees and managers should be thinking about how they are enabling remote work. After almost a year of working from ‘home,’ the list below outlines questions that you should think about to make the most of the virtual workplace.
The easy answer is yes.
Subject to any previous agreements or restrictions (as outlined in the Employment Contract, or Collective Bargaining Agreement), an employer has the right to determine both how and where an employee needs to work. That said, COVID-19 has created limitations through mandated government orders that modify this.
Both the Canada Labour Code and Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act outline the requirements that employers must meet to protect the rights and health and safety of employees.
It’s important that HR professionals and businesses stay informed on COVID-19 related government orders to ensure a safe working environment and - when we can - a smooth transition back to the office.
There are many unique businesses that have been built around enabling an engaged workplace in a virtual environment. We’ve listed some of the companies to connect with, or to consider implementing with your team:
The workplace has changed, and so have the needs of your team members and colleagues. It’s important to first check-in with your team to understand if the perks are working for them. If not - conduct a feedback survey to learn more about what is relevant to your team. Some perks include:
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We know that HR is evolving and you don’t need to be told the same advice you've been hearing for years.
A list of resources that we find useful. If a template or an article has helped us, it’s probably going to help you too.
Hey there 👋 my name is Andrea Bartlett.
I’m the Director of HR at Humi, and I’m obsessed with all things people and human resources. Throughout my time working in a range of industries, I’ve learned that one thing is clear: the world of work is changing and HR professionals are leading the charge.
I believe that businesses should know their people as well as they know their product. But people are complex, and the solutions aren’t always easy. That’s how Think with Humi will help.
Written by me, this newsletter is designed to give you insight into the relevant and raw people challenges, and give you the tools to enable you to continuously to shape the future of work.
Written by a people leader, for people leaders.