The blended workforce of the future is here. With changing protocols, health and safety concerns, and COVID-19 vaccine rollouts affecting offices around the globe, many have embraced a mix of remote and in-office work so that businesses can continue without a hitch. The pandemic has eradicated apprehensions about this kind of employee management approach, making companies realize that overseeing their people is possible even when physically apart.

With the goal of making the blended work setup transition as smooth, fast, and practical for all, businesses are on the lookout for the best tools and equipment for their employees. 

Globe Business is just as invested in helping address productivity and privacy issues in hybrid work conditions, giving options and strategies for employers to allow their team to mix their remote work and in-office times. To help business owners, here is a checklist to ensure that the necessary preparations are in place.

1. Safety protocols

Vaccination programs are on the rollout in several workplaces, helping ensure the health safety of the employees in blended setups. To strengthen these precautions, it is important to install policies requiring the wearing of face masks at all times, proper social distancing, and sanitization. Hygiene supplies, medicine, and first-aid assistance must also be made available to help employees feel secure in returning to the physical space.

Pro-Tip: Make use of Google or Microsoft Forms to survey your team on health statuses, vaccination updates, and other health and safety needs you can address. Learn more about Google Workplace and Microsoft 365’s tools like Forms here.

2. Overall health preparedness

This pandemic has taken major tolls on people’s health everywhere. Employers offering the hybrid work option to their employees must make sure they have the proper processes in briefing and helping their employees undergo necessary adjustments when it comes to being in the office once again. Some may need physical and mental health assistance, while others might seek emotional or even spiritual guidance. Therefore, having platforms or mechanisms in which employees can get help with ease would be beneficial not only to them but for the success of the company itself.

Pro-Tip: Get your employees KonsultaMD. The 24/7 medical hotline services reduces face-to-face visits and keeps your people safe for as low as one peso a day with unlimited medical advice. Learn more about KonsultaMD here.

3. Workspace design and employee scheduling

A few businesses tend to overlook this seemingly trivial detail, but reorganizing the office is also crucial in preparing for the blended workforce. Employers need to make sure the traffic flow is spacious and safe enough for employees to move around in, avoiding unnecessary interactions that may lead to possible COVID-19 contact or spread. At the same time, determining every employee’s report days and log hours should also be a priority, for both productivity and safety purposes.

Pro-Tip: According to this Vicus Partners,  work areas should be physically distanced with one meter apart. Keep an open floor plan with proper ventilation, imposing guidelines on personal hygiene and office cleanliness among others. We also share more tips in this article.

4. Communication and connection

Employees that have been in work-at-home setups in the last 15 months may have a difficult time bouncing back into social situations at work. Alongside physical design and mental and emotional support, creating ways to sustain interaction and rebuild work culture is still key. Communicating and exchanging ideas in engaging approaches help boost performance, and the sense of belongingness to a community contributes to a more dynamic and efficient work system. With that, digital tools that seamlessly connect the in-office and remote employees continue to be crucial in hybrid setups.

Pro-Tip: Team-building doesn’t have to be face-to-face. With the use of video conferencing apps like Zoom, you can host fun activities like quiz nights, cooking classes, and more.

5. Relevant tools and tech

Hybrid work structures are better managed with the right tools and technology that keep employees connected, collaborative, and productive. Globe Business’ different mobile and connectivity plans can answer your needs as you transition your teams. You can also get GCash credits when you avail any of these offers!

Equipping both owners and employees with the necessary information and tools in this switch to blended workforce is a must. With Globe Business, they have access to these needs and more, helping them achieve a stronger and greater advantage in today’s fast-paced times and demands.

Last March 24, Globe myBusiness with SGS Philippines Inc. tackled what hospitality and restaurant businesses should prioritize to recover and stay relevant this 2021. With the year’s fresh challenges, let our research, guidance, and tips help you revive customer confidence through safe and innovative measures.

If you missed the session, watch the full recap here.

Resource Speakers:

Danica De Guzman,  Operations Executive, SGS Philippines Inc.

Natalia Moran, Consultant Chef, Tasteless Food Group

Frances Caluya, Industry Marketing Manager, Globe myBusiness


It’s not too late to give your members and employees affordable 24/7 health assistance with KonsultaMD. Want to know more? Click here.

Send on-brand messages to your customers with M360. Click here to learn more.

Create an engaging rewards program for your customers with RUSH. Click here to learn more.

With the SGS Hygiene Monitored Program, you can outsource your business’s hygiene management to SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Learn more here.

For professionals in the hospitality and restaurant industries, the pandemic has placed considerable hurdles in the way of keeping business going. COVID-19 safety measures such as physical distancing and travel restrictions have hindered businesses like hotels, resorts, and restaurants from reaching their customers and meeting their needs face-to-face.

Luckily, advancements in technology have helped bridge the gap between businesses and their customers. With everything migrating to digital spaces, hospitality businesses should follow suit in order to recover from any losses, and to find innovative new ways to connect to their clientele.

In our previous article, we discussed the areas of concern that hospitality businesses and restaurants should prioritize in the wake of the “new normal”, and how Globe myBusiness-powered technology might step in to help hotel and restaurant owners. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at specific products from Globe myBusiness, their features, and find out how they can help hospitality and restaurant businesses recover.

Connect through custom and automated SMS with M360.

Stay on-brand, even over SMS; M360 helps you better engage your customers by letting you send branded and bulk promo messages with ease, and customize your sender ID so they know it’s a legitimate message from you (and not an annoying scam).

You can use M360 to send automated transaction confirmations, important COVID-19 advisories, special promos, product reminders, and even feedback requests. You can do all this without having to turn your data on – all you need is your Globe number, then you’re ready to create a branded sender name and customized subscriber lists which you can send SMS messages to in real time.

Strengthen customer loyalty with Rush.

These days, your customers have less chances of trying your product or service… so give them a reason to make the effort, and keep coming back! Create a loyalty program powered by Rush: it’s easy to customize and set up quickly, allowing you to design your own rewards system (including a custom-branded loyalty website and app).

Rush also shows you real-time customer data, so you can gain a deeper insight on how to improve not only your rewards system but also your current products and offers. You also get to save on costs with built-in options for SMS and EDM blasts through Rush Loyalty.

Keep your team secure with Konsulta MD.

With all hospitals on heightened alert for contagion, your staff deserves a tangible assurance of care. KonsultaMD offers affordable 24/7 access to health assistance for as low as P1 per day, and consultations with licensed doctors that you can call anytime with no appointments necessary. You also get unlimited teleconsultations by using your Globe/TM number.

Providing this for your employees will help keep them feeling secure, consequently increasing their overall productivity at work, while helping protect your customers too.

Meet the highest safety standards with the SGS Hygiene Monitored Program.

Add a layer of quality checks to your operations, by meeting stringent SGS Certification standards. SGS, as the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, can add value to your business by assuring your hygiene standards remain in compliance with global metrics.

The program includes regular food safety and hygiene audits, environmental monitoring, cleaning and disinfection practices, sampling and testing regime, a dedicated mark of compliance, and an SGS audit certificate referencing achievement of COVID-19 control requirements.

You’ll earn an SGS Certification once you complete the Program successfully. Display the Certification in your business premises, and your customers will be assured of your full compliance to global food safety standards – giving them the confidence to stay and dine. 

With services like these and more, Globe myBusiness is ready to help your business bounce back. Purchase any Globe myBusiness product or upgrade your plans with us until June 30, 2021 to receive up to P23,000 worth of discounts on the SGS Hygiene Monitored program.  

Exclusive offers, event invites, and freebies await when you update your contact details! Get these and receive real-time notifications on your account when you update now:

Keep your employees healthy and safe through the remote consultation and prescription service that telehealth companies provide.

If you missed the session, watch the full recap here.

Featured Speakers:

Dra. Beverly Ho
Director IV (Department of Health)

Alfie Paulino
Manager (Globe Telehealth Inc.)

Nicola Ebrada
Industry Manager (Globe myBusiness)


It’s not too late to give your employees affordable 24/7 health assistance with KonsultaMD. Want to know more? Click here.

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