In response to the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Hunt Personnel Temporarily Yours has been taking proactive measures to adapt our business practices to support not only the well-being of our staff but also to ensure that our candidates, temporaries and clients remain healthy, safe and limited to potential exposure.
For the safety of everyone, we are continuing to interview candidates via phone and video and you can expect a reply to your inquiries in a timely fashion. Each of our staff members has received guidelines that detail how to prevent contracting viral illnesses and our office is well-equipped with a continuous supply of products so they can engage in frequent hand hygiene, perform routine cleaning of their work stations and practice social distancing.
In order to effectively manage social distancing protocols, we have provided the flexibility and tools required for most of our staff to work remotely as well.
We remain committed to serving our clients and candidates and are continuing to monitor the situation and making the necessary adjustments to protect the health and safety of our staff and our candidates.
As information is rapidly changing during the outbreak, we recommend that you obtain advice and news from the Government of Canada.
To protect yourself from COVID-19, we recommend that you take the following precautions:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap & water for at least 20 seconds; use alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm; dispose of any used tissues in a lined wastebasket and wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean high-touch surfaces frequently with regular household cleaners or diluted bleach (1 part bleach to 9 parts water).
- Self-monitor for symptoms, self-isolate, and practice social distancing if you must go out. More information on the difference between these is available on the Government of Canada website.
- If you feel unwell, stay home and contact the Public Health Agency in your area (Dial 811 in BC & Yukon). If you are ill and must visit a healthcare professional, call ahead or tell them when you arrive that you have a respiratory illness.
Frequently Asked Question
How is Hunt Personnel Temporarily Yours proactively screening candidates?
Part of our COVID-19 response strategy requires us to ensure we are screening our candidate for any potential exposure to the high-risk elements as identified by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Candidates are currently interviewed and evaluated remotely by video but prior to being sent into a client’s office, we have a candidate screening process in place. We ask all of our candidates who have travelled within the past 14 days or who have been in contact with somebody who has travelled within the past 14 days to reschedule their appointment to a minimum of 14 days. Additionally, we ask them that if they are feeling unwell or have been in close contact with somebody who is sick, to please reschedule.
What procedures are in place for temporary staff or candidates coming for in-person interviews:
Candidates are expected to bring their own face covering, sanitize frequently and follow the guidelines that have been laid out by the employer.
If you have concerns about the health status of any of our temporary employees working at your location, or a candidate of ours that you have interviewed, you can reach a member of the Hunt Personnel / Temporarily Yours team who are available to address those concerns and, if necessary, escalate to our management team.
Are your own employees allowed to travel?
Anyone who has travelled since March 3, 2020, by air domestically or internationally, is required to respect the current 14- day quarantine period.
British Columbia’s BC Centre for Disease Control
Public Health Agency of Canada
Government of Canada Travel Advisories
World Health Organization