Six ways to protect your employees when stay-at-home orders lift

first_imgAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the question we’re getting asked most is “how can we keep our employees safe when they come back to work?” We’ve put together a checklist breaking down a number of things that you can do right now as well as going forward, but we’d also like to share a list of six things that credit unions can do immediately to make your workplace a safer place for employees in the short term. Replace the filters in your HVAC system You may be six feet away from your desk mate, but in a building with poorly-filtered recirculated air, you are just as likely to be infected by someone in a different room as the person sitting next to you. Luckily, there are a number of readily available filters for HVAC systems that are able to remove most virus particles from circulation. We recommend using filters rated MERV 13. Add signage and visual cues to reinforce social distancing policies We’re still adjusting to social distancing protocols and it can be difficult to carry the behaviors that we’ve learned for safely navigating our neighborhoods and grocery stores into the working environment. Adding signage, floor stickers, and visible guidelines to show your employees how to move around the office can help them stay safe. Remove at least half of the seats from common areas Reducing density is critical to reducing the transmission of this disease. Removing furniture from shared areas such as lobbies and meeting rooms will provide a visual and physical reinforcement of your social distancing policies, not only reducing the usage of your common areas but prompting staff to reconsider whether their next meeting could be an email or videoconferencing session instead. Consider reconfiguring these areas to support a few dedicated workstations to reduce density elsewhere. Promote email and videoconferencing in place of in-person meetings There are many advantages to meeting in-person, but in the current time those advantages do not outweigh the risk of getting sick. Upgrade online meeting platforms to support unlimited communication between your employees and make it clear that email and videoconferencing should be strongly considered before scheduling an in-person meeting. Provide cleaning supplies for employees Common areas can spread the transmission of COVID-19, but they are generally only cleaned at night by janitorial staff. Protect your employees by providing them with cleaning supplies, particularly disinfecting wipes, that they can use to wipe down the common areas that they use throughout the day. Build more robust work-from-home policies and stagger shifts The safest thing employees can do right now is stay home, but we also recognize that some work must be done in the office. The thing you can do most to help these employees is to ensure that those who can work from home do so to reduce the number of people in the office. Consider staggering shifts so that workers coming into the office to perform tasks can do so at different times or on different days.We believe that credit unions are resilient and will come out of this pandemic even stronger than they went in, and we applaud the efforts that all of you have made to flatten the curve and get us through this as quickly as possible. And if you’d like the read the full checklist, it’s available for download without signup or registration on our website. 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Speidell Jay Speidell is the Marketing Manager at Momentum, a strategic design-build partner that takes a people centric approach to helping credit unions across the nation thrive. Web: www.momentumbuilds.com Detailslast_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 97-58 win over Le Moyne

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse ran past Le Moyne, 97-58, in a preseason exhibition game in the Carrier Dome on Monday night. The Division II Dolphins were overmatched by the Orange on both ends, and here are three tempered observations from the game.1. 3s, pleaseThe most 3s Syracuse attempted in a game last year was 24, and the most it made was 10. Sticking true to its new, 3-heavy offense, the Orange flirted with those numbers in the first half before passing them in the second. SU shot 8-of-21 from deep in the first, and Michael Gbinije finished 7-for-13 overall with a game-high 21 points.Gbinije, who started at point guard, teamed with Malachi Richardson to lead the 3-point attack in the first. The pair combined to shoot 7-for-13, with Gbinije going 4-for-7 and not attempting a 2-pointer until the second half.The Orange started to look inside more at the start of the second half — which triggered a 21-0 run that buried the Dolphins — but Kaleb Joseph stuck with the theme of the night by hitting back-to-back 3s around the 13-minute mark.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse created open 3 attempts by pushing hard off Le Moyne makes and misses, and that also put an emphasis on the Orange transition defense against the Dolphins. SU wasn’t as sharp as it could have been getting back on defense, which let Le Moyne get open looks against an unset zone and hang around in the first half.2. DaJuan Coleman sightingDaJuan Coleman, seeing his first action against a live opponent since Jan. 7, 2014, started slow with a two-point first half but came alive in the second. He finished with 15 points and seven rebounds, and it’s worth noting that Le Moyne’s tallest player stands 6 feet, 7 inches and weighs 210 pounds to Coleman’s 255.As the Orange shifted its offense to the inside for the first 4:19 of the second, Coleman found himself in scoring situations and capitalized. He scored six quick points to start the half, finishing at the rim off feeds from Gbinije and Trevor Cooney, respectively, with his first make coming off one power dribble and through contact.Coleman then showcased a refined part of his game, setting a high screen for Cooney on the left wing and moved into open space around the elbow. Cooney took one dribble before lofting a pass to Coleman, and the center didn’t hesitate before rising up for an 18-foot jumper.It swished through the net and he retreated to the defensive end with an added bounce in his step.3. Wet feetMonday provided a first in-game look at freshmen Richardson, Tyler Lydon and Frank Howard. Richardson, who started at small forward, was most impressive while finishing with 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting. He also shot 3-for-8 from 3 and, on a few occasions, handled the ball in transition after grabbing a defensive rebound.The 6 foot, 9 inch Lydon played small forward, power forward and center in the game, manning the middle of the zone when the Orange rolled out its three-forward lineup. He scored just six points in 22 minutes, but kept possessions alive with five offensive rebounds, blocked three shots and dished out three assists.Howard played a mix of point guard and shooting guard, and finished with 10 points, three assists and three steals. He confidently pushed the ball in transition and showcased the ability to get inside and find open shooters on the perimeter. Comments Related Stories Syracuse hoists 32 3-pointers in 97-58 win over Le Moyne in exhibitionPoll: Grade Syracuse’s performance against Le Moyne and pick the player of the gamecenter_img Published on November 2, 2015 at 9:09 pmlast_img read more