Essential Business Staffing Resources

By TERRA Staffing Group

Posted on April 2, 2020

warehouse worker wearing a face mask and social distancing

While the world takes action to address the COVID-19 outbreak, essential businesses are stepping up. This unique situation has introduced preventative measures for workers, including working from home and social distancing. A growing number of states, regions, and cities have enacted ‘Stay Home Work Safe’ orders, where only essential businesses and activities are permitted.

Daily changes means essential businesses and workers need to stay informed on the latest developments and effective staffing strategies. As an essential business, you may be experiencing some volatility and uncertainty during the COVID-19 outbreak. We’ve arranged a list of resources to help businesses like yours step up and deliver to keep America running.

Essential Business Staffing Articles

1. How Can You Successfully Staff Warehouse Jobs? 

In response to COVID-19, Americans are looking to ecommerce for essential goods and products. More ecommerce orders means a higher demand for warehouse fulfillment and operations jobs. This article shows you proven strategies for staffing warehouses to meet production demand.

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2. Your Employee Tested Positive for COVID-19. What do you do?

If the unthinkable occurs, what actions should business leaders take? A positive COVID-19 diagnosis is scary for the employee and your entire organization, but there are always best practices to follow. This article shows the actions businesses can take to sympathetically cope with employees that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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3. Job Interviews Go Virtual in Response to COVID-19 

In-person interviews are on hold during this crisis. That doesn’t mean all hiring has to stop. In response to social distancing, business leaders are pivoting to virtual job interviews to vet their prospective employees. This article gives advice on virtual interviews for businesses and job-seekers.

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4. Hiring During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What You Can Do

Can you screen your potential hires for COVID-19? What are some legal practices for screening prospective employees to ensure a new hire doesn’t spread COVID-19 to your workforce? This article provides a legal perspective on what you can and can’t do to screen your hires.

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5. Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

How do essential businesses prepare their workplaces for COVID-19? How can you maintain healthy operations in the face of a global pandemic? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has written an authoritative article on actions businesses can take to adapt to COVID-19.

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Download our eBook: Everything You Need to Know About Manufacturing Staffing

Discover the historical context, recent data, and best practices for staffing manufacturing jobs in America. Download our eBook, “Everything You Need to Know About Manufacturing Staffing” for data-driven strategies for staffing manufacturing jobs.

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Essential Business Staffing Webinars 

1. How to Support Yourself, Your Team and Your Business in this Time of Crisis

With workplace conditions changing from one day to the next,  employers and employees are anxious at work. This webinar shows businesses how to deal with changing business conditions, connecting with remote workers, and maintaining production numbers in the face of uncertainty.

This training webinar will teach you the following:

  • How to mitigate your own fear, reactions, and stress 
  • How to build collaborative and healthy relationships despite social distancing
  • How to dynamically adapt your business during changing times

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2. Reality Based Change Readiness 

Now more than ever, essential businesses need to be agile enough to adapt to the daily changes created by the COVID-19 outbreak. This webinar provides insights into effective strategies for effective change in the workplace, and how business leaders can adapt to rapid change.

This webinar will teach you the following:

  • How to focus on business readiness rather than outdated methods of change management
  • How to ensure business changes are least disruptive to the business 
  • Common leadership mistakes to avoid when making changes
  • How to avoid “change fatigue”
  • How leaders can strategically align their teams 

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3. Legal Issues and Tips for Implementing Flexible Work Arrangements

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, an increasing number of employees were opting for flexible work arrangements, including remote work. With social distancing, an unprecedented number of employees are working from home. If you’re experiencing some difficulty adapting to flexible work arrangements, you’re not alone.

 This webinar will teach you the following:

  • When must employers allow employees to telecommute?
  • When is physical attendance an essential function?
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Data protection issues
  • Compliance issues

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4. Encouraging Managers & Supervisors to Build Safety Programs

Managers, supervisors and other leadership positions have the biggest impact on whether or not your organization has an effective Health and Safety Program. During events like a global pandemic, Health and Safety Programs can minimize risks and ensure a safe, productive workplace.

This webinar will teach you the following:

  • How to engage supervisors in developing a safety culture
  • How to engage supervisors in safety activities
  • How to set general supervisor expectations and accountabilities in regards to safety
  • How to develop a job hazard analysis

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5. Small Business Administration Disaster Recovery Assistance

Small businesses (organizations with less than 500 employees) make up the vast majority of American businesses. This webinar shows how small businesses can get disaster loan assistance and other forms of assistance from the SBA.

This webinar will teach you:

  • How to get disaster loan assistance from the US SBA 
  • How to get non-financial assistance from the US SBA
  • Additional resources for small businesses

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More Resources for Essential Businesses

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Washington State Essential Business Resources

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Connect with Us for Essential Staffing

We know how challenging this global outbreak has been for businesses and we’re here to help. If you need pre-screened, qualified workers to meet the demands of this precarious moment, reach out to TERRA Staffing Group today.

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Categories: HR and Management Advice, HR Compliance & Labor Laws, Workplace Safety & Accident Prevention


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