DecisionPathHR Safely Continues Operations
Mecklenburg County’s Stay at Home Order took effect Thursday, March 26th with surrounding counties doing the same in the following days. Since then businesses of all kinds have had to navigate an everchanging situation where new information seems to come out hourly.
From self-isolation to layoffs to shut-downs, the effects of COVID-19 can be felt far and wide. While some businesses are forced to take drastic actions when it comes to their personnel, others are being shown just how essential they are. DecisionPathHR works with several businesses in the area that manufacture and distribute essential goods where demand continues to grow. The trouble is navigating the ever-changing environment everyone has found themselves in due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The safety of DecisionPathHR’s employees and clients is always its number one priority. The goal is how to keep everyone safe while continuing business operations as close to normal as possible. To achieve this, DecisionPathHR has enacted safety measures such as the use of personal protective equipment and enforcing safe social distancing when communicating with job seekers in its offices. It is proud to work with its partners who provide essential goods and services by finding them the best possible employees.
DecisionPathHR is a staffing and recruiting company with locations in Charlotte and Concord, NC, York, SC, and Miami, FL that specializes in temporary, direct hire, and professional placement for manufacturing, distribution, and professional positions.
Partnering with local businesses to find the best talent in the area since 2012, DecisionPathHR understands the importance of people and their effect on business.
COVID-19’S EFFECT ON BUSINESS
The COVID-19 pandemic is something the likes of which the world has not seen in over 100 years. It has quickly and severely affected businesses and employees nationwide, forcing many companies to shut their doors or downsize, causing millions to be out of work. From March 15th – April 4th the number of unemployment claims filed increased to 16.8 million(1). The national unemployment rate in March jumped up to 4.4 per cent, its highest since August of 2017.
The situation has presented unique challenges to companies of all kinds and requires everyone to think creatively to find ways to keep essential businesses running.
DecisionPathHR is now hiring for manufacturing and distribution companies that are increasing their output to meet rising demand for essential products. By placing job seekers with companies that need qualified workers to produce and distribute essential goods, DecisionPathHR is helping to stimulate the local economy on two fronts, by finding job seekers positions they are qualified for and assisting local businesses with their staffing needs.
SAFETY IS THE PRIORITY
Throughout the pandemic, the safety and well-being of its employees and clients is the most important thing to DecisionPathHR. To ensure everyone stays as safe as possible while in its own offices and its clients’ locations, DecisionPathHR is following all the CDC’s suggested guidelines on constricting the spread of COVID-19.
How DecisionPathHR is keeping its people safe
The safety measures DecisionPathHR is demonstrating include the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks, gloves, and sanitizers, while also enforcing safe social distancing whenever communicating with applicants in its offices. An important part of this COVID-19 safety plan was the naming of a “Pandemic Coordinator” to ensure all guidelines are being followed.
Prior to entry into DecisionPathHR offices, visitors and staff must fill out a health screen questionnaire and have their temperature taken. Other sanitization efforts include only using certain office items, like pens, once before they are cleaned and wiping down all common area surfaces after each use.
Another example of its dedication to safety during the pandemic is DecisionPathHR’s use of video conference interviews to limit the amount of time applicants spend in its offices, lowering their chances of coming in contact with the virus.
WORKING WITH ESSENTIAL MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES
As one of the leading staffing companies in the greater Charlotte area, DecisionPathHR works with several manufacturing and distribution companies that produce and ship essential goods nationwide. Among these companies are businesses that operate in the grocery/retail industry, essential equipment distribution, transportation, and medical and pharmaceutical supplies production.
Bonded Logistics is a third-party logistics (3PL) provider with facilities spread across 12 locations in North Carolina. Privately owned and operated, Bonded integrates warehousing, contract packaging, and transportation services to offer a single-source supply chain solution to their broad client base.
The supply chain is an essential part of how the country operates on a daily basis, and Bonded is doing its part to keep its facilities operating as normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. This include temperature screenings, deep disinfecting of its buildings, enhanced PPE usage, and strict social distancing protocols.
As a leader in the development and manufacturing of private label products, including personal care products, sunscreen, and lip balm, FillTech has remained opened and running as an essential business during the quarantine caused by COVID-19. Among its over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, FillTech has increased its production of hand sanitizers to meet increasing demand.
FillTech is a cGMP compliant facility that follows all FDA regulations and has been following CDCsuggested guidelines since the outbreak began.
In its Concord, NC location, Medline specializes in producing pre-packed medical kits that are used in surgical rooms throughout the country. Directly supplying crucial medical products to large healthcare systems and independent physicians, Medline has remained open to continue to supply healthcare companies with its products.
Operating in a clean room environment, Medline will continue to follow all CDC-suggested guidelines.
As one of the leading corrugated packaging companies in in the world, Pratt Industries has national reach with local service. Pratt works directly with companies in the grocery/retail industry to provide 100% recycled packaging solutions in the form of paper, plastic, and metal.
It has continued its operations due to demand for packaging production during the COVID-19 quarantine, and it does so responsibly by following all CDC guidelines including taking each employees temperature before entering the facility.
A nationally leading wheel manufacturing company, Wheel Pros moved to York, South Carolina in the winter of 2018. It is a company that has been producing the industry’s best wheels since 1996. As an integral part of the transportation industry, Wheel Pros has continued operations through the coronavirus pandemic while keeping its employees safe and doing what they can to reduce transmission.
WHERE DECISIONPATHHR COMES IN
While companies like those mentioned above need to remain open to supply essential goods to retailers and consumers, DecisionPathHR has an obligation to help them find and hire qualified employees in a way that keeps everyone as safe as possible.
Many industries and individuals are relying on suppliers to deliver crucial goods efficiently and effectively. That cannot be done without qualified, motivated employees. DecisionPathHR excels at locating these individuals and finding how they best fit with its partners.
(1) Gould, Elise, & Shierholz, Heidi. “16.8 million apply for unemployment benefits in three weeks.” Economic Policy Institute. April 9, 2020. https://www.epi.org/press/16-8-million-apply-forunemployment-benefits-in-three-weeks-the-labor-market-has-been-upended/
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