While business concerns surrounding COVID-19 range from supply chain disruptions to travel bans to a sharp decline in revenue-driving activities, the safety of your people is your most important consideration. The coronavirus is an infectious disease and gathering employees together at the workplace may put them at risk of exposure to the virus. This pandemic is making it increasingly difficult for companies to strike a balance between maintaining productivity and providing a safe working environment for their greatest resource – their workers.
Since the first reported case of COVID-19 in Canada on January 25, 2020, early adoption of adequate preventive measures has been promoted as the best way to protect employees and clients. In addition, ensuring that your staff is well aware of health and safety policies is key to curtailing confusion and fear and minimizing adverse impacts to the business.
In addition, your business can follow these steps to further guard the health of your staff, your clients, and your business.
How BDO can help
The coronavirus pandemic has created an extremely uncertain climate, and we know that businesses are looking to understand how they can manage this crisis while protecting their workforce and clients. BDO’s People Advisory team can help you develop and implement strategies that help you protect your workers, maintain operational efficiency, and continue to prepare.
Marc Fournier, Partner and National Leader - People Advisory