Cold weather and winter holidays keep HR pros busier than usual. Here are some ways to get through the season unscathed:
The value of telework is rarely as obvious as on a day when the weather prevents employees from getting to work.
If you have equipped employees to work from home—making sure each has a computer and remote access to files they may need—a snow day doesn’t have to be a day off for most of your employees.
Before the season’s first snowflake falls in your locale:
- Identify employees—especially exempt staff whom you have to pay whether they work or not—as candidates for telework. Do at least some minimal training so you’ll know if their equipment can handle a day of home-based work and so the employee will understand the company’s expectations for productivity while working remotely.
- Create a plan for bad-weather days and let employees know what it is. Alert them to the rules for leaving work early...(register to read more)