The Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP), has come out with some guidelines for HR management in organisations in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement issued yesterday, April 21, 2020, the IHRMP says “the outbreak of the Covid-19 has brought with it a lot of uncertainties that have led to fear, anxiety and insecurity among employers and employees.
“In effect the situation is testing stress levels and the ability of the partners to stay stable and resilient in these trying and unusual times”, explained further
Consequently, the IHRMP, in a statement, has issued some guidelines for HR management in the workplace in this era of Covid-19.
The guidelines, which are seven in number, according to IHRMP, are meant to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 on organisations.
The seven guidelines are as follows
1. Get a consistent flow of information and updates out to employees.
2. Maintain high employee engagement levels and trust with the leadership teams.
3. Act as a trusted advisor to management in the times of the crisis.
4. Maintain relevant work regulations and practical rules during the pandemic.
5. Predict the future workforce needs in response to the evolving economic
6. Manage with inadequate resources to aid the control and prevention of the
outbreak within the workplace.
7. Measure and improve the work efficiency of remote workers.
Attached is the full statement from the IHRMP containing the further explanations on the guidelines.HR-Guidelines-for-COVID-19