San Ramon, Calif.-based IPA 100 firm Armanino LLP has launched a new suite of return-to-work tools designed to help businesses take a thoughtful, strategic and safe approach to reopening, with preparations related to technology, people policies and operations planning. The new COVID-19 Return-to-Work App provides real-time insight and visualization related to everything from employee wellness monitoring to workspace scheduling, as well as access to the firm’s COVID-19 Recovery Tracker.
The suite’s people policies provide access to HR consultants who help organizations update policies regarding remote working, health testing, workplace safety programs, travel, family and sick leave management, CARES Act employee retention credits and more. Operations guidance, meanwhile, prepares businesses for reopening by focusing on everything from lease renegotiation and insurance policy reviews to tax matters affected by a changed work environment, company privacy policies and workplace visitation rules.
“When the time comes to reopen, each business has a responsibility to create a work environment for returning employees that prioritizes safety and protects the company through risk mitigation planning,” says Jenn McCabe, a consulting partner at Armanino and a member of the firm’s Rapid Response Team. “Using our Return-to-Work App, businesses can securely and discreetly work with employees to monitor COVID-19 symptoms and generate floorplans that meet CDC social distancing guidelines. Additionally, they need to consider appropriate HR policies and operations guidance that appropriately responds to new challenges and potential liabilities created by the pandemic.”