Planned Resources have a social responsibility to play our small part in minimising the spread of CoVid-19 in order to protect the more vulnerable members of the community.
Where it has been approved by the host client (either as a separate agreement or as part of a broader contingency response) temps are allowed to work from home. Temps undertaking work from home will be asked to create a dedicated work area at home, which they will self-assess (in order to minimise their physical interaction) from a safety perspective and forward their consultant a photo of the area for our records. We would remind line-managers that they are still responsible for overseeing the temps work – so they will need to put in place adequate measures to ensure that they are happy to verify the work performed at the end of the week. This could include Milestones, KPI’s and/or daily catch-ups. We would also suggest temps have access to their managers mobiles in order to quickly resolve any issues if they do occur. Temps need to understand that this is an interim measure, (and one which the client can reject), it has been created in light of extreme circumstances and Planned Resources do not expect host employers to offer the same flexibility once this crisis has resolved.
For our direct staff we already have the capacity for consultants to work from home. As we have this capability already in place with no perceived impact on our service we feel it would be irresponsible not to commence this option, so we will look to work from home for the next 2 weeks, which we will then review. As an interim measure we will also look to move our interviews away from face-face interviews to on-line or phone interviews. We are confident that this will have no impact on our service levels.
We look forward to normal service resuming shortly.
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