Gartner provides 10 questions businesses must answer when creating a pandemic plan that enable more timely response, prepare for absenteeism, protect critical functions and more

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10 Questions for an HR Pandemic Plan

Creating Pandemic Plans – Gartner provides 10 questions businesses must answer when creating a pandemic plan that enable more timely response, prepare for absenteeism, protect critical functions and more

Summary:

Gartner on February 10, 2020 provided tips how to handle an outbreak from an HR perspective, listing 10 questions for businesses to answer when making an outbreak management and pandemic plan. These questions enable companies to:
  • Plan for Absenteeism – Ensure workforce can operate with 25% or greater absenteeism by cross-training employees to perform multiple responsibilities
  • Ensure Infrastructure Support – Deploy the necessary infrastructure support to enable employees to work remotely
  • Sanitize Workplace – Enact procedures for decontamination of facility and heating, ventilation, air-conditioning systems, electronic equipment and soft materials (blankets, curtains, etc.)
  • Assure Employees – Provide assurance and communicate to employees what company is doing to make them feel safe at work
  • Repatriate Sick Workers – Have procedures for repatriating traveling and sick employees back home
  • Enable Crisis Management Team – Enable trained crisis management team which include on-call staff, and who know their responsibilities
  • Handle Escalation – Establish procedures for requesting and getting additional resources in-demand as needed
The full article can be read for free at Gartner’s website https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/10-questions-for-an-hr-pandemic-plan/
Company: Gartner
Categories: Business operations, Facilities and workspaces, People and culture, Remote work
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Original publication date: February 10, 2020

Date last updated: April 3, 2020