Bringing Employees Back to Work Safely


It may seem like only yesterday when, during the height of the pandemic, you were trying to figure out how to keep your organization running smoothly and your employees healthy. So, a great many of your employees began working from home.

And now they’re coming back.

It’s a new day, and successfully navigating this evolving world of work requires visibility, collaboration, and flexibility. Because of that, many employers are turning to Workday to help them reimagine the workplace and reengage their people. But to get the most from your Workday investment, organizations need help with implementation plus ongoing support. Here’s what you should know about bringing employees back to work safely.


In a nutshell, Workday, in a single system, helps enterprises plan, execute, and evaluate to enhance preparedness for adaption to the needs of an evolving global environment and workforce.

Particularly if you have a hybrid workforce – some employees working remotely; others, on site – Workday can help you figure out a way forward, while ensuring the wellbeing of your people.

Using Insights

Through its proprietary Workday Peakon Employee Voice, and in combination with your workforce data, Workday can get a handle on your employees’ perspectives to determine what you need to bring your people back safely, maximize engagement, and effectively recruit talent.

More specifically, Workday melds data to assess risk, tracks employee engagement and sentiment, and enables you to view, in real time, safety, health, and vaccine data.


Even with all the best business models of the last couple of years turned on their heads, you still must plan. This time, plans involve a return to work. However, your plans’ usefulness depends on your tools and the state of your data. So, in addition to helping you grasp key health, vaccine and safety risk info, Workday can make sure you have the physical space you need, pinpoint attrition risks, and produce potential scenarios so that you’re prepared.

Adapting and Adjusting

As you settle into a new normal, agility is key. You must have the ability to swiftly tweak processes, put in place policies, train employees, and produce new programs. Workday can help you become nimbler so that you can deal with new employee and business demands. How? By helping you put together support teams to help reopen worksites, making sure employees have the skills to adapt to evolving work requirements, and utilizing skills insights to locate and recruit desirable talent.

Supporting Employee Wellbeing

Regardless of where your employees are working, you want them informed and engaged. You also want to make sure they’re supported. To that end, Workday gets your people the proper resources, and recommends ways to boost engagement and wellbeing. What’s more, Workday gets you bespoke recommendations or required learning. But Workday implementation is key.

Optimizing Your Workday Investment

We’ve outlined what Workday can do for you to reimagine your new workplace, but to wring the most from your investment, and to make sure deployment’s a success, you need help. And not just any help. For its part, Workday has been a wholly certified member of the Workday partner program for many years. As such, it knows all the ins and outs of Workday deployment and optimization and provides post-production and application management support.

In sum, Workday can help you bring your employees back to work safely and support their wellbeing … while successfully reinventing how you work. But implementation is a key part of this dynamic, and we recommend the leading global HR consultant Mercer. The firm not only can help you deploy Workday and learn how to best use the system, but it can help you transform your organization in a way that enables business growth.


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