HR professionals are finding themselves at the center of returning employees to work. Given the unprecedented times we are in and the fact there is the potential of a second wave of COVID-19 lurking in the fall, this entire process will be fraught with risks that need to be addressed.
There is risk of negligence, lawsuits, and brand reputation impact if something goes wrong. HR professionals in this scenario are morphing into risk managers. The ones who do it right will enable a cross-functional set of tasks to ensure they establish the best processes and procedures, as well as document evidence.