Posts Tagged ‘covid-19’

Covid-19 Response Support Testimonial

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Voltedge has developed a range of business supports to assist SME’s to manage the challenges of the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace. There is no one complete solution to manage the challenges experienced as a result of COVID-19 in the workplace. Every environment is different, and our services are designed to enable your business move forward with confidence at this time.

Here’s what one of our clients has to say about our Covid-19 Response Support.

“NTRON, a critical manufacturing site for our corporate Group PST, engaged Voltedge Management to develop our COVID-19 Business Response Plan to follow government protocol promptly. It was essential that we created a safe and fully operational workplace where our employees could come to work in the knowledge that their health and safety was safeguarded to the highest standards and that our business would not be adversely impacted by any risk presented by Covid-19.

Voltedge Management provided us with a dedicated expert who worked with the NTRON management team to develop a comprehensive plan and supporting procedures including the necessary training and worker representative supports. This has been significant in providing us with the security and knowledge that our workplace is compliant and that we have taken all of the necessary steps to prevent the spread of the virus within our workplace.

An added bonus for us was when we received recognition from our parent company PST for “COVID-19 response plan and development of “return to work” plan is a PST Best Practice”.   This was without doubt due to the excellent support we received from Voltedge Management and we would highly recommend engaging their support in getting your business COVID-19 secure.”

John Dunne, Finance and Accounting Director at NTRON


We will work with you to identify what your specific business needs are and develop a plan that is relevant and cost effective for your business. This is a good opportunity to review your current handbook and policies to ensure they are fully compliant with all the latest legislation. Contact Voltedge for the most up to date information and advice. Email us at or ring our office 01 525 2914.

IMCA Webinar Chaired by Fredericka Sheppard

Monday, September 7th, 2020


The IMCA is the national and internationally recognised professional institute for management consultants and business advisers in Ireland.

As they old saying goes “Ships are safe in port but that’s not what they were built for..” and equally as a profession IMCA recognise as management consultants the vital importance of being able to reengage with clients and look to meeting new prospects in a post lockdown environment.

The expert panel will be chaired by Voltedge Co-Managing Director Fredericka Sheppard and she will be chatting to Ian Hannon and Garrett Harte as they share their respective insights into the most effective approaches to reengaging with the market in a safe and compelling manner.

This will be a sell out event so ensure to book early to avoid disappointment. 

Click here to register.

Watch On Demand Webinar ‘Transitioning Back to the Workplace’

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

This webinar provides expert guidance from Fredericka Sheppard and Joyce Rigby-Jones, joint Managing Directors of Voltedge, and Karen Hernandez from Enterprise Ireland, about the steps companies should implement to support the smooth transition of employees back into the workplace. You can also learn about the supports that are available from Enterprise Ireland.

Throughout the webinar the speakers discussed:

  • The role of the employer in ensuring the continued health, safety and wellbeing of employees.
  • Communicating & engaging with employees around their return to the workplace
  • Resource planning & restructuring of roles and responsibilities
  • Supports available from Enterprise Ireland.

You can watch the webinar replay, view the slides and the Return to Workplace guide here.

Employer Guide to Managing the COVID-19 Situation

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Voltedge has developed an Employer Guide to Managing the COVID-19 situation to assist SME’s to practically manage this unprecedented situation.  We understand that all businesses, no matter what sector, now find themselves in a challenging and difficult situation with anxious employees and an uncertain economic horizon.

With all of the difficulties being communicated via  social media and other media channels, we have been focusing on developing robust and practical contingency plans to help you put an action plan in place to secure your business and support your employees.

Our Employer Guide includes:

Contingency Plan
A comprehensive template, covering Business Actions, Continuity Measures and Employee Planning Actions. It addresses all the elements you as a business need to focus on.

COVID-19 Virus Employee Policy
This template allows you to customise the policy with relevant contact details and can be circulated to staff to ensure they are aware of what is expected of them and what they can expect from you.

Short time / Lay off and Alternatives
Voltedge can provide full details and advice on the above and the implications of cost control for employers.

Remote Working Policy and Guidelines
More and more people are being asked to work from home and it can be daunting at first if it is not something that employees are used to. Providing them with a policy outlining expectations and some guidelines and tips on best practice will make the transition a more positive experience and provide more productive outputs.

This answers many of the current questions employers are being asked including information on the latest welfare / sick pay arrangements.

In addition to this pack Voltedge can advise you on setting up a Steering Committee who can then provide the relevant guidance and information to whole organisation in a structured and managed way.

As this is an evolving situation we will continue to keep you informed of any important updates, further business implications and government directives.

If you are interested in our guide and would like to find out more please contact us on 01 5252914 or email