KPMG LLP on Thursday introduced “Restarting America — Practical Guide for Employers” to help organizations implement approaches to bring employees back to workplaces.
KPMG’s framework includes a technology-enabled and data-driven assessment of COVID-19-related impacts within a community, along with an evaluation of the challenges that individuals and their employers may have to navigate as they re-enter the workplace.
The five-step framework offers flexibility based on the nature of the client’s business. It assesses risk in local markets, addresses government and regulatory considerations, and provides a technology component to help executives make informed decisions.
“Reopening organizations and bringing employees back on-site presents technical challenges complicated by the fluidity of the situation, public policy responses, and different challenges faced by businesses, their suppliers and their individual employees,” said KPMG Customer and Operations Services Line Leader Atif Zaim. “KPMG’s dynamic risk-based framework helps organizations build and execute an effective return-to-work program.”
Vice Chair of Operations and Deputy Chair-elect Laura Newinski added: “The introduction to the market of these capabilities will give organizations a technology-enabled, risk-based decision framework to leverage as they shape their strategies for returning their employees to offices and make other policy-based decisions. This initiative is important to KPMG as we support our clients, and to the firm itself, as we leverage the tools and framework in our own approach to workplace return.”