An Indian multinational corporation, Infosys, has developed a swift response team for the management of COVID-19 cases. To create a safe workspace, other organizations are also advancing in training their staff.
Given the present conditions, some have already started thinking ahead while some are still figuring out ways to sail through the COVID-19 crisis.
The company instantaneously came up with a strategy to assure the staff reached their home safe and sound, after the announcement of the first lock-down.
The Post-Lockdown Strategy by Infosys
At Infosys’ Mysuru campus approximately 10,000 employees were undergoing training. And within a matter of a few hours, several teams were created to cope with the situation.
The organization team organized a session for the method of evacuation and continuation of training. Teams had to make sure that policies were revised and updated according to the needs.
To aid round the clock, the HR help desk was also arranged. Apprised by executive vice-president of Infosys, Richard Lobo.
Management consultancy BYLD Group started a course called ‘COVID Warrior’ which is held online for the employees at VIP industries.
Its main purpose is to teach people how to take safety measures:
- while traveling,
- when reaching office, and
- when coming back home while buying groceries.
The employees are the member of an emergency response team for COVID-19 after taking this course. And will also be the point of all information in the company.
Hitesh Koli from VIP Industries says that “Sometimes we assume we are ready, but we may have neglected some minor element”.
Precautions At Bosch, India
To take proactive care of their associates, at Bosch India, security and facilities personnel and COVID-19 volunteers from multiple departments are being trained. The resources team also supply hand sanitizers to several departments.
The employees are also given thermal cameras and electronic surveillance to handle all kinds of situations that can come out of COVID-19.
With the help of such programs and protective measures, India is able to exit lock-down. After which the national unemployment rate sees a sharp decline as offices, shops, and self-employment possibilities reopen.
Many jobs that were lost during the lock-down, showed surprising strength when the lock-down ended! Jobs were restored, giving hope that the worst may be over.
Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) surveyed that the unemployment rate dropped dramatically to 11.63% in the week ended 14 June from 17.51% in the previous week. The recovery came as offices, shops and self-employment roads reopened.
Economists and job market experts warned that industrial activity has started picking up. But wage employment will take a much longer time. Experts claim that the lack of decent jobs has the possibility to force more people to poverty.
The Indian COVID-ready army is continuously being revised about the newest safety protocols. The team also shares knowledge about their learning from situations they faced to stay constantly aware of the protocol that needs to be implemented.