Navigating COVID-19

A Toolbox to Build a New World of Work

We’ve all been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in some way. SHRM is here to help CEOs, policy makers, HR professionals and workers navigate what’s ahead with the latest research, insights and practical tools across 6 pivotal topics.

Together, we will get through this and build the new future of work.

Businesses should prepare now for what a return to the workplace will look like.


of employers are offering additional pandemic-related education or training for employees.


employers have experienced a noticeable increase in requests for information about employer assistance programs.


of employers have revised their emergency preparedness plans.

Source: SHRM, COVID-19 Research: How the Pandemic is Challenging and Changing Employers, 2020.

From Workplace Safety to Business Continuity Planning, here are the 10 key issues you will need to understand.

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  • How do I institute social distancing as we bring employees back to work?
  • What policies do I need to revise to facilitate a return to work?
  • Should we conduct temperature checks? And if so, should it be done directly, through a third-party or by self-reporting?
  • How should our Business Continuity Planning change because of COVID-19?
  • Get the answers you need across 10 key issues you will need to start preparing for now.

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