A Message to Our Employees from the President Mike Moore

A Message to Our Employees from the President Mike Moore

With all that is going on with the Coronavirus, I wanted to check in with you. Please click on your respective relationship with Moore Staffing.

Employees

 With regards to your employment, we are hopeful that your employer will be able to remain open and be diligent about maintaining a clean and safe work environment for you.  If your employer closes their facility and asks employees to work from home, it would be ideal if they gave you that same option.  We will check with them to see if this is an option, and would also suggest you speak with your manager.

Should it not be an option we will do our best to find temporary work until you can return. You may have PTO available to use.  To see how much PTO you have, please reach out to peter@moorestaffing.com

Keep in mind that if you show any signs of the virus or have been in contact with anyone that has or shows symptoms of the virus you should remain at home.

Symptoms of people with confirmed COVID-19 infections have primarily included: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. For more information on symptoms and prevention, please visit the Centers for Disease Control site at http://bit.ly/2viQjXf.

Your assignment company has the right to protect all workers and ask any core employee or assignment employee to leave the facility if they show signs of the virus, and return once you are symptom free for 24 hours without medication.

I am sure you are being bombarded with lots of information about the virus preventions and symptoms.

For reliable information, I suggest you visit the Centers for Disease Control site: http://bit.ly/2viQjXf

For up to date information on the Mass Health Connector enrollment period that has been extended to April 25th visit http://bit.ly/2QcHmWN

Information on testing, care requirements and health insurance in New Hampshire can be seen at https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/press-2020/20200312-covid-19-testing.htm

Unemployment insurance will be available if you have worked long enough in the event you are laid off or furloughed and if we cannot find you another position.  The links below provide information on unemployment insurance in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Keep in mind, if you live in New Hampshire and work in Massachusetts, you are eligible to collect unemployment in Massachusetts if you meet the eligibility requirements. https://www.mass.gov/applying-for-unemployment-benefits https://www.nhes.nh.gov/

There will be announcements coming soon from the federal and state governments that will offer more about how to get testing. Your Staffing Manager will be reaching out to you by Monday to check in and answer any questions you may have.  Please email or call if you have any concerns or questions.

Prospective Candidates

 With regards to your procuring employment for you, we will continue support for your employment needs virtually. All interviews will most likely be conducted via virtual platform like Skype or FaceTime, or with a phone call. On-boarding documentation will be submitted virtually, soon. We are committed to developing genuine partnerships with our client companies and job seekers.

Keep in mind that if you show any signs of the virus or have been in contact with anyone that has or shows symptoms of the virus you should remain at home.

Symptoms of people with confirmed COVID-19 infections have primarily included: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. For more information on symptoms and prevention, please visit the Centers for Disease Control site at http://bit.ly/2viQjXf.

Your potential assignment company has the right to protect all workers and ask any core employee or assignment employee to leave the facility if they show signs of the virus, and return once you are symptom free for 24 hours without medication.

I am sure you are being bombarded with lots of information about the virus preventions and symptoms. For reliable information, I suggest you visit the Centers for Disease Control site: http://bit.ly/2viQjXf

For up to date information on the Mass Health Connector enrollment period that has been extended to April 25th visit http://bit.ly/2QcHmWN

Information on testing, care requirements and health insurance in New Hampshire can be seen at https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/press-2020/20200312-covid-19-testing.htm

Unemployment insurance will be available if you have worked long enough in the event you are laid off or furloughed and if we cannot find you another position.  The links below provide information on unemployment insurance in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Keep in mind, if you live in New Hampshire and work in Massachusetts, you are eligible to collect unemployment in Massachusetts if you meet the eligibility requirements. https://www.mass.gov/applying-for-unemployment-benefits https://www.nhes.nh.gov/

There will be announcements coming soon from the federal and state governments that will offer more about how to get testing. Your Staffing Manager will be reaching out to you by Monday to check in and answer any questions you may have.  Please email or call if you have any concerns or questions.

Clients

With regards to your employees from Moore Staffing, we will continue to support in effective communication and have sent guidelines for our expectations during this time . We continue to being committed to developing genuine partnerships with our client companies and job seekers. All future interviews can be conducted via virtual platform like Skype or FaceTime, or with a phone call. On-boarding documentation will be submitted virtually soon.

We have asked them to keep in mind that if they show any signs of the virus or have been in contact with anyone that has or shows symptoms of the virus they should remain at home.

We have also provided them with the following information via email and phone call:

“With regards to your employment, we are hopeful that your employer will be able to remain open and be diligent about maintaining a clean and safe work environment for you.  If your employer closes their facility and asks employees to work from home, it would be ideal if they gave you that same option.  We will check with them to see if this is an option, and would also suggest you speak with your manager.

Should it not be an option we will do our best to find temporary work until you can return. You may have PTO available to use.  To see how much PTO you have, please reach out to peter@moorestaffing.com

Keep in mind that if you show any signs of the virus or have been in contact with anyone that has or shows symptoms of the virus you should remain at home.

Symptoms of people with confirmed COVID-19 infections have primarily included: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. For more information on symptoms and prevention, please visit the Centers for Disease Control site at http://bit.ly/2viQjXf.

Your potential assignment company has the right to protect all workers and ask any core employee or assignment employee to leave the facility if they show signs of the virus, and return once you are symptom free for 24 hours without medication.

I am sure you are being bombarded with lots of information about the virus preventions and symptoms. For reliable information, I suggest you visit the Centers for Disease Control site: http://bit.ly/2viQjXf

For up to date information on the Mass Health Connector enrollment period that has been extended to April 25th visit http://bit.ly/2QcHmWN

Information on testing, care requirements and health insurance in New Hampshire can be seen at https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/press-2020/20200312-covid-19-testing.htm

Unemployment insurance will be available if you have worked long enough in the event you are laid off or furloughed and if we cannot find you another position.  The links below provide information on unemployment insurance in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Keep in mind, if you live in New Hampshire and work in Massachusetts, you are eligible to collect unemployment in Massachusetts if you meet the eligibility requirements. https://www.mass.gov/applying-for-unemployment-benefits https://www.nhes.nh.gov/

There will be announcements coming soon from the federal and state governments that will offer more about how to get testing. Your Staffing Manager will be reaching out to you by Monday to check in and answer any questions you may have. “

Please email or call if you have any concerns or questions.

We understand the sudden changes happening within the world of employment and want to support and be transparent with both our talent and clients. We commend the quick and innovative solutions our partners have made to ensure the health of their employees. Please email or call if you have any concerns or questions.

Sincerely,

Mike Moore

President, Moore Staffing Services

 

Ways to Support Small Businesses Safely

Ways to Support Small Businesses Safely

It is no secret businesses are experiencing trying times due to the current state of the world. Small businesses, in particular, will face particularly challenging obstacles. As a supporter of small business and one ourselves, Moore Staffing has put together a list of ways to support your favorite small businesses without leaving the house.

  1. Practice Social Distancing
    • STAY HOME, if you can. Many small businesses have a limited number of employees. Infecting one of their workers could spread it to the entire organization very quickly. They will then be out of production far longer than they would be if their employees remain healthy and safe.
  2. Shop online.
    • Some small businesses offer substantial opportunities to do business with them online. Using this platform is a safe way to keep a distance but also engage with your favorite small business
  3. Rate Them
    • Take 5 minutes to give your favorite small businesses a 5 start review online. Not only will this entertain you for 5 minutes, it will really help these businesses get the exposure they deserve. Spread positivity!
  4. Schedule Online Sessions or Communication
    • The service sector of small businesses will be hit with unexplored challenges the hardest. Give them a call! See what innovations you can create with them to extend their services virtually. This is especially great for particular therapies.
  5. Gift Cards
    • If you think you would have visited their store in these weeks when social distancing has been in place, buy a gift card for yourself. It’s a great “treat yourself, self-love” gift and you can definitely use it in the future.
  6. Order In
    • Ordering in is a great way to still get that deliciousness and support your local restaurants.
  7. Online Donations
    • This is geared more towards charities and nonprofits, many of which have had to cancel events this upcoming spring. They work tremendously to help those in need and would appreciate your support from home.
  8. Like and Share
    • Social media is a powerful thing. Help spread the word by liking and sharing businesses posts. You may help a friend and the business at the same time by sharing information.
Inspirations and Innovations: Hospitals

Inspirations and Innovations: Hospitals

Inspirations and Innovations: Hospitals

It is true. The world will change forever due to the adjustments being made to remain safe from covid19. Hospitals around the globe have been a huge inspiration for what it takes to embrace flexibility and provide for the greater good of the people.

Many nurses and doctors who were in retirement have rejoined their medical staff to create a larger and stronger body fighting the disease.Hospitals have also made efforts to name specific regional hospitals zones for fighting the virus. They are transferring current patients to other hospitals that will not be accepting patients with covid19 to keep the vulnerable safe. This means staff will have to adjust to brand new patient care plans within hours.

Some hospitals have adjusted to virtual diagnosis and appointments with patients. While this is seemingly a simple adjustment, the infrastructure needed to support this type of communication within hospitals is one that needed to be created from the ground up at most institutions. Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel need to be trained on the technology and feel confident in their ability to use their medical skills to assess beyond a screen.

Remote hospital test zones have cropped up across the country. Keeping safety in mind, these zones were created to be accessible via your car. Medical personnel assigned to these pop up test centers were required to learn new protocol and be able to proficiently act accordingly within days.

In the recent shortage of face masks, gowns, hand sanitizer and ventilators, hospitals have been working with new manufacturers to get these products produced and sent to the front lines. Many local community members have rallied together to make these products or raise money to provide our health care workers with the safety products they need. The level of cooperation with the surrounding community is imperative. Hospitals are also quick and flexible to try new products being produced. Many technology companies have asked doctors to try new devices that would allow them to remotely monitor patients limiting their contact with the sick.

The medical community hold the responsibility of communicating to the government and public. They have made valuable recommendations for social distancing and particular medications to take and avoid if it suspected you have contracted the virus. Their service is one that should not go unnoticed. Here at Moore Staffing, we have many relationships with local hospitals and fully support and commend the incredible work they are doing.

So what does this mean for you as an individual or business? Moore Staffing employees have taken away the flexibility the hospitals around the country have shown us it takes to be successful. They are quick to solve problems while adhering to their values and sustaining their quality. We have realized we are more adaptable than we give ourselves credit for and as long as we remain open, we can learn and adjust to new ways of working together.

Over the course of this pandemic, we will be reporting on innovative and inspirational individuals, businesses and communities. Next up: Schools.

To read more about innovations within the medical field click here.

 

Inspirations and Innovations: Schools

Inspirations and Innovations: Schools

Inspirations and Innovations: Schools

In attempting to take the glass half full approach to the current light of the world, we have seen some incredible responses to adjust daily normalities and turn problems into solutions. In this overwhelming time, school systems have innovated to make their tomorrow a little better than today.

School responses have been one of the most incredible adjustments to witness. Overnight, school systems completely changed their model of teaching, placing their trust in their teachers, students, and student support systems.

Many teachers have used platforms like Zoom to hold classes. Zoom is a video chatting platform that allows teachers to video chat with their full class simultaneously unlike facetime, or skype. This program can also be used on as an app on any smart phone type, as well as, computer via the internet. Teachers have also increased their use of Google Classroom to support their assignments and keep discussion open. Many teachers have changed their lessons to involve more accessible independent work or to involve activities students can do with parents, guardians or older siblings.

Many teachers of younger grades or students with special needs have created take home educational equipment so that students can still access their learning through the new mediums. Parents are also being asked to uphold checking in with their student to ensure that they are continuing their education up to the standards being presented by the teacher. Many teachers and support staff have reported checking in with their student and their family individually in order to maintain effective communication and offer support where they can.

Being that schools may be where students receive their only meals and snacks during the day, some school districts and organizations have partnered to make sure their student body is adequately fed. This was offered to the entire student body in some cases, not just those who had been on the district radar for needing assistance, ensuring that no student has gone unfed.

It may take a lot of cooperation between community members, but so far this model has been successful in ensuring the future workforce is receiving their education while upholding societal expectations to keep the public safe.

Here at Moore Staffing, we have taken away how strong we are as a community working together. Partnerships between local community members has ensured that society remains safe and supported. We commend all of the teachers and students who have adjusted so quickly and we are grateful to be a part of such an innovative and uplifting community.

Next up: Small businesses and the innovations they’ve made in responding to covid19.