Does your business have a continuity plan in place for unforeseen circumstances when employees cannot make the journey into work?
How will your business cope?
Apart from flooding, snow and train strikes which may prevent your workforce from making it into the workplace we are all facing the latest threat the coronavirus, or COVID-19 virus which may also result in staff members being quarantined in their homes.
The UK government advised that up to 20% of the workforce could be forced to either self-isolate themselves for 14 days or stay away from the workplace if the worse should happen and they contract the virus.
If this should happen it will be vital that you and your colleagues will still be able access your work systems to remain productive while they are not present in the workplace.
Now is the time to plan ahead to support your staff and enable them to work remotely. It is rightly your responsibility to be concerned for your employees’ welfare and businesses should be protecting themselves by preparing for staff to work from home.
In our opinion businesses need to plan for potential long-term disruption and give their staff the tools to work from any location.
We have put together the following checklist to guide you through this process:
Check your staff have a method of making and receiving telephone calls remotely through your telephony systems
Check you know how to divert your telephone system to external numbers
Check your current business internet connection can support your home workers
Check your staff can access email from anywhere
Check you can share documents
Check you can access your desktop or important information so staff can do their jobs remotely
As a customer of Sirus we can help ensure your telephony and connectivity will enable you and your colleagues to still be productive and contactable should your business need to operate with home and mobile workers.
If you are using an Ericsson LG telephony platform you might want to consider our award winning UCE for cloud customers or UCS for on premise system customers. Utilising our mobile and desktop applications offers full system functionality and resilience across your telephony infrastructure so your business can be prepared and protected from as little £2.50 per user per month.
Should you wish to talk about how Sirus can help then please give us a call to discuss the options.
In the meantime we’ve attached an information sheet detailing the services that just might save your business suffering from any long term harm.