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Returning to work after an extended leave such as staying at home during COVID-19 can be a stressful time for employees. Tom Collins, CEO of Medical City Green Oaks, shares some suggestions for employers and managers on how to successfully help employees feel more comfortable as they navigate the workplace again.

  • Offer reassurance and let employees know that you understand the risks and anxiety they feel returning to the workplace
  • Share the safety steps you are taking to keep all employees safe
  • Explain what happens if they or a co-worker becomes ill
  • Make an emotional connection with employees and remind them that we’re all in this together

Keep in mind that employees are leaving the security of their home and venturing into an unknown phase.  Continue to reassure your employees that you understand their concerns and want to make the transition back to work as easy and comfortable as possible.

At Medical City Healthcare, we’re dedicated to the care and improvement of human life. So we hope you’ll Take Care!

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