Managing the physical distancing workforce (Safely return to work guidelines included)

HR Insight

Managing the physical distancing workforce will be key to economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Adecco also provides the Safely return to work guidelines to help business sail against the wind and flourish after the crisis.

Fill in the blue form to download the Safely return to work protocols, which made by top leading companies in HR industry: The Adecco Group, Manpower Group & Randstad.

The COVID-19 pandemic is posing unparalleled challenges to people and economies around the world. While the pandemic is still far from over, now is the time for urgent action to be fully prepared to get people quickly back to work safely when the moment is right. To that end, it requires a new management approach for the new normal. 

Managing the physical distancing workforce effectively in the new normal

Adecco Managing the physical distancing workforce

Working from home in quarantine or isolation is pushing many people to the brink of burnout, according to a new survey. ‘’We have to adapt to new ways of working and collaborating in a very short space of time. Hence, there is a rising demand for effective teleworking skills and businesses need people who can manage teams via virtual platforms. The combination of digital skills and leadership skills, along with the rapid adaptation and crisis management for changes in this unprecedented moment, is more highly sought after now than ever’’, advised by Mr Andree Mangels, General Director of Adecco Malaysia and Vietnam.

Looking ahead to a post-pandemic return, it’s time to ramp up business activities gradually. If businesses focus on remedying skills shortages and embracing digitisation, they can take advantage of new areas of opportunity and sail against the wind.  

The world of work, of course, never is the same as yesterday even when the worst of the pandemic has gone. Workers are not ready to return to their working capacity immediately. Corporates should develop health and safety protocols to protect both lives and livelihoods in the temporary ‘physical distancing economy’. It ensures your company will play the defense and offence at the same time.

‘’By providing certainty in the workplace, businesses now can think of welcoming their employees back and recruiting new ones. You can find a large talent pool at this time. In recent years, we realise that specialised experts with specific skills and knowledge, such as in Electronics and Technology are in high demand. At the same time, companies can consider the L&D strategies, invest in people and upskill local staff right after the light of your office turn back on. Digital skill, agility, creativity, communication and complex problem-solving skills play a key role in helping businesses prevail and bloom in the future'', said Ms Nguyen Thu Ha. - Director of Hanoi office, Adecco Vietnam.

Fill in the blue form to download the Safely return to work protocols, which made by top leading companies in HR industry: The Adecco Group, Manpower Group & Randstad.

Download Now!
Fill out the form below and get URL to download document.


Find the right person.

Whether you want temporary help or full-time employees.


Get started

Call our team

Contact your local branch and speak to a job expert


Find a branch