When Workplaces Reopen: Maintaining Productivity While Prioritizing Employee Safety


Many organisations globally demonstrated the ability to quickly adjust to new ways of working when the crisis struck. The next phase – returning to workplaces including offices, stores and other facilities – is appearing on the horizon and brings to light new challenges for employers and employees alike. Organisations will have to adapt to workforces that look markedly different due to restructuring, job roles that are rapidly evolving, and the implementation of new safety measures which will be the top priority of employees. The responsibility of the employer has dramatically increased as they must navigate their duty to protect the health and well-being of their workforce live never before while maintaining productivity and ensuring continued financial viability.

Join this interactive roundtable where we will prepare for the shift back to the workplace and establish how to emerge stronger post-COVID by discussing:
– How can you establish what skills will be needed for your new working environment?
– How can you maximise the productivity of a restructured workforce without putting additional stress on individuals?
– What can leaders do to alleviate workers anxieties over their safety and wellbeing prior to returning to work?

HRD Virtual Roundables are open to senior HR professional only and all bookings are subject to approval by the HRD team. For further information please contact William Somogyi.

Virtual Roundtable Moderator

Perry Timms

Author and Chief Energy Officer

Perry Timms has a mission: To design a better future of work for us all to lead more fulfilling lives. He is Founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR, with over 25 years experience in people, technology and organisational change and transformation and in October 2017, Perry’s first book project – Transformational HR – is published by Kogan Page. Perry is an international and TEDx Speaker and Adviser on the Future of Work and HR, and is a WorldBlu® Certified Freedom at Work Consultant + Coach – helping people and their companies become part of the next stage in human and organisational evolution. Perry has partners across the UK, and in the USA, New Zealand, South Africa, Kuwait, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and Denmark to help achieve this. A Chartered Member of the CIPD, Perry advises the CIPD on HR’s use of Digital and Social Media, and was a Guide for the 2013 CIPD HR Hackathon (with Professor Gary Hamel’s Management Innovation Exchange). Perry is a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, a Fellow of the RSA, is an associate consultant at the Work Foundation, and is part of the adjunct faculty at Ashridge Executive Education (Hult International Business School).