accelerating business recovery

Although we are still in the midst of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s provincial governments have started to address the matter of the recovery of economic activity, recently adding sectors to the list of those that were still in operation since the beginning of the pandemic. It is notably the case for residential construction (including this sector’s supply chain), garages and mechanical shops, garden centres, plant nurseries and landscaping services, as well as mines, which have resumed their activities while complying with physical distancing measures.

As for businesses from other industry segments, they are starting to think about how to help their employees return to work when they are authorized to reopen their locations. However, they must focus on a key issue: finding the right balance between ensuring their employees’ safety, and resuming operations. In this context, what can they do to guarantee a safe work environment?

Jacques van den Broek

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As the CEOs of three leading HR services companies we are joining forces to enable companies and workers to return to work safely when the time is right.

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safely back to work in the new normal

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business readiness

While the government has begun relaxing certain measures regarding some lines of business that had been paused until now, your employees may feel nervous about the idea of their upcoming return to their job location.

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safe return to work

Once governments and local authorities determine it’s safe for businesses to reopen, organizations will need to develop a thorough health and safety plan that takes COVID-19 into consideration. 

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industry best practices

Workplaces can contribute to the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. Therefore, it is essential to put in place measures adapted specifically for workplaces to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 between employees and customers when you reopen.

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services and insights

Returning to work after COVID-19 will be a complex undertaking for many employers. The pandemic isn’t behind us just yet, but proactive planning can help you ensure a smooth and steady comeback.

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Returning to the workplace and reshaping a new future of work is key to ensuring the health and wellbeing of workers and a strong economic recovery. The “Safely Back to Work” Alliance initiated by Randstad, The Adecco Group and ManpowerGroup in March 2020 has successfully expanded its reach and network of participating partners and is now being led by our global industry association, the World Employment Confederation (WEC). As leader of this Alliance, WEC will continue to engage country federations, and private sector members, working closely with their local authorities and other relevant stakeholders, to support a safe return to work for workers and organizations globally, reinforcing the critical role of the private employment services sector in driving healthy resilient labor markets and economic recovery for countries, organizations and individuals alike in a post-Covid 19 environment. For more information or to join the growing Alliance, visit for more information.