Like many organisations in Australia, we are also trying our best to help our network and job seekers.
We have compiled a list of training and resources which are available for free. Please feel to make most of them and share with your friends and network.
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We believe governments and health agencies are best positioned to determine appropriate measures, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and other prominent health organizations, and our global and local task forces are adhering to their guidelines on mitigation and prevention.
What are the guidelines for Zone IT employees, contractors and temps if they experience symptoms and/or have concerns?
If you feel unwell and/or have concerns that you have the virus based on your recent travel, or due to the fact that you have come into contact with someone who has travelled to a high-risk area, we advise you to not come into the office. Please immediately connect with your manager to discuss your symptoms. They may also ask you to complete a Health declaration form. Next to this, follow the advice from the local health authorities, call the local non-emergency health line rather than going to your local doctor and try to avoid spreading the virus further. More information can be found here.
Our people have a full suite of IT solutions to support their remote working and the continuation of services to our clients and candidates.
In essence you, our client’s, work from home policy applies – so we’ll need a copy of that plus ensure they have the right hardware to be able to do their job. Ideally, we want to be able to support our temporary employees and contractors to remain working. We consider this low risk from a WHS perspective.
We have working from home safety guidelines and a home safety checklist that can be shared should you require them.
Zone IT has adopted reasonable and proportionate actions consistent with Australian government advice that should be taken as precautionary measures to protect the health and wellbeing of the community. Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our workforce. Our proactive measures include taking proactive measures communicating hygiene practices to all staff members and is keeping a log of all international travel.
In addition, we have communicated hygiene practices to our working temporary employees and contractors. We will continue to update them over the coming weeks.
If required, we have further measures to update and support current working employees of Zone IT, however, are monitoring the situation daily and following government advice on the matter.