Current government advice states that people should work from home if they can, across the UK, although guidance in England is set to change on 19 July.
A great many people have already been at their workplace throughout the pandemic, owing to the nature of their job. Returning to the office will be an exciting change for some employees, but a worrying time for others; providing clear support and expectations can help smooth the transition. And combining remote and office work has its own challenges for maintaining communication and equality between colleagues.
Many senior managers are now thinking about opening up offices to facilitate collaboration and communication – with expectations ranging from full-time office work to the occasional drop-in.
This bite-sized elearning course takes only 10-minutes to complete. It was created as an example course, covering how you can respond to government guidance in a way that addresses the needs and anxieties of team members and offers practical ideas for communicating policies, requirements and responsibilities to staff. It covers everything they need to know about what to expect as they come back to the workplace, and lays out their responsibilities clearly.
The course is free of charge and available here.
The ability for Nimble’s customers to rebrand, edit and adapt the course themselves, to their own company’s requirements, is of utmost importance. Nimble’s LMS customers can access this course for free and have full editing capability (because it’s highly unlikely it will match their customer's requirements exactly). This allows them to add in their own policies and materials that are of relevance to them.
The course examines several key topics for employees:
Staying COVID secure
Addressing their anxieties
Using office time wisely and
Successful hybrid working
Learning objectives for this course:
Understand how the office environment has been adapted to reduce risk
Do your bit to keep yourself and others safe
Consider the feelings and worries of colleagues when at the office
Communicate effectively, wherever you are working
There is also a short survey at the end to gauge concerns for returning to work.
Nimble’s Learning Adviser Hannah Davies says: "Employers are facing some difficult decisions as COVID-19 restrictions ease and people head back to the office; how can they keep their staff safe and address their anxieties, while making sure everyone understands what's expected of them? At Nimble, we've created this free short course to support business leaders and HR departments as they navigate this challenging time."
As a companion to this Returning to Work course, Hannah has created an in-depth article ‘Your Nimble Guide For Returning to the Office With Confidence’. You can read the guide here.
For more information about this course, contact Nimble here.