Viral Change and Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
“In life, we don’t always control what happens to us, but we can always control our reaction” –Anonymous
With the momentous events happening in the world today, that collectively affect us all, this quote stuck out to us at Moore Staffing. From the aggregate world, to specific countries, companies and individual themselves, we cannot always control what happens to us but we can control our reaction.
Its no secret the Corona virus has spread fear among the world as the most recent pandemic. It has changed the world in mere months and rightfully so. While much of this change has been global fear, severe stock market fluctuations and sudden restrictions, not all of the changes to come out of this sickness are negative.
Having contact with so many innovative and inspiring companies, Moore Staffing has been able to see the incredible adjustments being made for our workforce to be safer. Here are a few innovations:
- Working from Home
*A few companies have set specific days to test the productivity of all staff working from home. While this was always an option to test, presenting the challenge of the virus inspired the company to adjust its status quo. If successful, this company has the potential to adjust its business model and reallocate office costs to another area of business.
- Virtual Communication
*Another company is using this opportunity to conference virtually rather than in person with their fellow business partners. While it may seem like an inconvenience, this will be a great test for the institution to evaluate how successful their video conferencing is versus in person meetings. If more efficient, this will cut travel costs for the company and give employees back time in the day that would have otherwise been used for traveling. Meetings with business partners would also become more convenient making scheduling more flexible.
Here at Moore Staffing, we are committed to supplying solutions to current staffing challenges. With the Corona virus in full swing, we have asked ourselves, what can we do to better support our clients solve their problems?
- In short, we aim to provide seamless support no matter where we are working from, whether it be home or the office.
- We have dedicated ourselves to effective communication and provide employers multiple ways to interview their potential employees. With less people walking through our clients’ doors and instead, specific, exemplary candidates being offered, we aim to protect and limit exposure to the virus.
- Above all, we hope to diminish panic and ensure that Moore Staffing has remained status quo and will step in to assist businesses remain confident amid the struggles.
Here are a few ideas for businesses to try:
*Limit communal eating areas
*Test working from home abilities
*Invest in video conferencing
*Limit communal technology usage
*Limit required travel for employees
Here are a few ideas for individuals to try:
*Wash your hands! (Not all hand sanitizers meet the standards)
*Be sure to wash food, even if it has a peel
*Limit contact with people
*Stay home if you feel sick
*Make it a point to communicate more if working from home
*Avoid touching face
*Vet your sources
There is a high demand for registered nurses today, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for registered nurses is predicted to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than other average occupations. This prediction is based on many contributing factors including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services for the baby-boom population.
The financial burden of hospitals having to release patients quickly may result in a higher need for RNs in long-term care facilities, outpatient care centers, and for Home Care Nurses versus other nursing specialties.
Although RNs are in high demand, there has also been an increase in new nurses entering the labor market which means that there may still be some competition for various nursing jobs.
Are you a Nurse?
Here are 3 companies in the Greater Boston area offering discounts to all nurses with valid work ID.
Chipotle: Nurses, mark your calendars for June 5. With a work ID, get a buy-one-get-one-free on burritos, bowls, salads, and orders of tacos.
Cinnabon: Through May 12, nurses get one free Cinnabon Classic Roll, MiniBon Roll or a four-count BonBites when they show their badge at participating locations.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Through Saturday, show your medical ID or wear your scrubs for a free fountain drink or cookie with the purchase of a sandwich or salad. Limited to one per customer.
*Sources from USA Today & Bureau of Labor Statistics