Staffing Giants to Help Coordinate Return to Work

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When the time comes, how do you help your employees ease back to their workplace?

It is the question that the CEOs of The Adecco Group, Randstad and ManpowerGroup are trying to answer in a white paper called “Safely back to work in the new normal.”

The white paper emphasized the role of health and safety in shaping new policies, such as physical distancing.

The strategic article urged companies to adapt governmental Health & Safety intervention strategies (e.g. OSHA and NIOSH, in the U.S.) to integrate other critical areas of influence, such as COVID-19 prevention and strategic recovery. It also argues that companies and governments should build on existing best practices and share globally.

As part of various governmental Health & Safety intervention strategies (e.g. OSHA and NIOSH, in the US), the same approach rooted in safety management systems can be adapted to integrate other critical areas of influence, such as COVID-19 prevention and strategic recovery.

The whitepaper was prefaced by an open letter penned by all three CEOs, including Jacques van den Broek of Randstad NV, Alain Dehaze of The Adecco Group, and Jonas Prising of ManpowerGroup.

The letter notes, “We believe urgent action is needed to be fully prepared to get people safely back to work when the moment is right. Timing this accurately is crucial for the economy. The right timing will differ per country and sector and relies on learnings from the waves and stages of the pandemic across the world.”

In the letter, the CEOs also announced the formation of the HR services industry alliance to help their customers to prepare for getting their employees safely back to work. It was also an open call to all employers, trade unions, and NGOs to collaborate with the alliance.

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