Now that the Safer at Home orders have been lifted, there is a lot of discussion about how and when we go back to work. The reentry process poses a lot of questions not only for building owners but for employers. We have done some work around this collecting resources, best practices and even featuring some of our members on a ‘Reentry Video‘. In addition, we had the opportunity to collaborate with the Metro Milwaukee SHRM (Society of Human Resource Managers) on a short survey in mid-May that captured some of the tactics and approaches that employers will be engaging in as they return to the workforce. Among the key findings:
- Across industry sectors in southeastern Wisconsin, businesses with more than 75% of workers in the office pre-Safer at Home, will gradually return approximately 2/3 of the total workforce 18 months following the Order
- Employers have made extensive plans for workers returning to work, already implementing procedures including cleaning of office space, recommendation for self-quarantining and temporary restrictions on common areas
- Employers have generally stated that they are not considering taking the temperature of employees, regular testing, mandating mask wearing in the office or contact tracing
- 1/3 of respondents said they were planning workplace improvements in the next 12 months and will proceed with those plans
- 70% of respondents said that workplace is a major factor in culture for their business and only 3% said that it was not a factor
- For leasing tenants, most have reported having had discussion with their landlords regarding reentry
The Full Survey is HERE.