Business Rolling Blackouts – HR advice for small business
Alongside the energy crisis, the National Grid is warning of potential power blackouts, so how can organisations prepare for this?
1: Communicate – Tell employees about possible blackout impacts and your plans to remedy these.
2: Flexibility – Offer work-from-home options in blackouts. Extend work deadlines. Avoid mentions of underperformance during this time.
3: Temperature – There is no UK legal limit to workplace temperatures. 16 degrees is only unofficial.
4: Charged devices – Keep phones, mobiles and laptops fully charged.
5: Torches – Keep charged torches on site.
6: Review HR Policies – Put a ‘short-time working policy’ and robust ‘emergency management’ policies in place.
7: Master Plan – Create an HR plan that encompasses all the above.
Spotlight HR – keeping your workplace HR bright even if things turn dark.