Gary Mangiofico Offers Seven COVID Busting Benefits That Will Help Employees Return to Work for HR in Benefits PRO
For workers to feel comfortable returning to work, employers must go beyond the bare workplace minimum. Thankfully, there are many innovative return-to-work tools that can help, and new offerings are introduced every day. From modest enhancements to comprehensive programs, employer-sponsored benefits can meet the needs of employees in the COVID-19 world and address COVID-19 workplace risks.
In an article for Benefits PRO, Gary Mangiofico, PhD, executive professor of organizational theory and Management and MS in Organization Development academic director, offers seven COVID-19 busting benefits that will enable employees to return to work with the help of human resources and employee benefits managers. Personal protective equipment, lab testing, and expanded telehealth benefits top the list according to Mangiofico.
“As employees look at returning to the workplace, their child’s school may not have reopened and/or there is no childcare they can bring in or afford to free them up. A growing number of marriages and relationships have suffered, and an employee may be still reeling from that. There are single people who may have relocated for a new job at the beginning of the pandemic and are unsure of their new surroundings. Additionally, many people were hired during the pandemic and these new hires may be coming into the workplace for the first time and need attentive integration. Having a process for dealing with these psychosocial issues will enable employees to be more effective, empowered, and engaged upon returning to the workplace. What employer wouldn’t want that?!”
The full article is available here.