Reboarding is the new onboarding
As businesses up and down the country start to think about a return to work and to something that resembles ‘normal’, so begins the process of 'reboarding.'
How well prepared are you for your people returning to the workplace?
Reboarding used to be reserved for those returning from and extended leave or long-term sickness.
In the shadow of a global pandemic, businesses big and small are thinking about how they are going to reboard their employees as the economy tries to recover and resume business in a new world.
Whilst we can't be sure when the process will be needed, we are sure that getting every aspect of the employee experience right, is critical. And the planning has to start now.
Some employees will be delighted and enthusiastic, others may be anxious and reluctant. All of them, will need the ongoing support of their leaders and managers.
Ensure you and your people are ready to hit the ground running
Think of it as an opportunity to ‘rehire' your employees. It's a chance to create a strong bond between you and the employee and really understand how they feel.
Think beyond the ‘welcome back’ and seek to re-engage, re-energise and refocus teams. Remind them of your purpose, why you exist, the great work you do, who you do it for and why it matters. Remind them that the only way forward is to work together and that they are an integral part of that success.
- Explore empathy and it's importance in the new working environment
- Clarify expectations around roles and goals
- Realign people with purpose, values and culture
- Communicate a plan of action
- Upskill on new H&S measures
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