ISS China’s response to helping customers back into the workplace
After understanding the concerns and re-opening processes of customers and end users, the ISS team in China had focused on the service delivery process and understood what needed to change or be adjusted to successfully help customers re-open their sites.
ISS China’s response to helping customers get back into the workplace included three primary challenges – the processes in place for all office touchpoints, PPE and materials and daily tracking of cases.
At ISS, we focus on a site user’s journey through the workplace; we identify several common touchpoints users have throughout the workday. ISS team members are trained to focus on creating the ideal workplace experience with recommended services and actions for each touchpoint. Examples of ISS touchpoints include entering the building, checking in at the reception desk, getting coffee, picking up lunch and visiting the restroom. All these touchpoints affect how the employees react and feel about the workplace. As COVID-19 has evolved, our teams across the world like ISS China have had to re-evaluate the workplace journey
to ensure they have the right processes in place to keep our people and customers’ employees safe.
For ISS China, this meant understanding the temperature control upon entering the building, the disinfection of frequently touched surfaces, cleaning and disabling of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and the proper routine disinfecting of elevators and stairwells.
PPE and materials
ISS China and its partners worked diligently to source appropriate PPE before re-opening. They assumed equipment and material such as face masks would be difficult to source in the right quality if they waited too long.
Tracking of cases
While customers were initiating their own procedures to track suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the workplace, ISS China had been taking extra precautions by performing daily check-ins with all employees and sites about potential and confirmed cases. On a daily basis, they send out a survey to all ISS employees and sites to track suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases to be able to quickly notify customers and perform the necessary quarantine and isolation measures.