These past few months have been difficult, making important decisions regarding our business, as well as our employees’ well-being in the midst of a pandemic.
When DC declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency earlier this year, Midtown responded by going 100 percent remote. We supported our clients doing the same across the country and helped over 400 contractors transition from working on-site to working from home.
Now, local governments are announcing their phases and approved businesses are starting to reopen. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 53% of companies plan to return to the office by July 15, 2020.
Midtown is currently planning how we will transition back into our own office in the coming weeks. Fortunate to maintain our entire internal staff (and even add a few positions) we are tackling PPE and social distancing for our eligible capacity. Consistently researching best practices on how to safely reopen an office space, we are happy to share any resources or answer questions you may have.
53% of companies plan to return to the office by July 15, 2020
We see our clients having similar experiences across both the public and private sectors. While some continue to work fully remote, a few have already returned to their offices. Many more have alerted us they are in the process of reopening. Doing so safely means reconfiguring space, changing schedules, and taking countless other precautionary measures all while soothing the concerns of employees. For those who need to bring employees back from furlough, several are finding their pre-pandemic staff have moved on.
Facing challenges like these, employers are seeking additional flexibility when planning their triumphant return.
In this new normal, the traditional benefits of staffing services increase exponentially.
Things are changing quickly. Reopening today doesn’t mean you will remain open tomorrow. Our temporary staffing solutions provide vital flexibility when you’re not completely certain about your hiring needs. Midtown’s contractors provide the skills you need—for only as long as they are needed.
Many clients will be returning to unfinished projects that suffered when priorities shifted. Others are plagued by backlogs caused by extended office closures. Midtown excels at quickly recruiting project teams from 2 to 200 or more to see your most daunting tasks to completion.
Midtown can quickly scale our resources up or down to adapt to your fluctuating needs. Our resources are available for (and accustomed to) project work that might last just a few weeks.
Our experience includes onboarding hundreds of people to start a time-sensitive government project (requiring background checks and fingerprinting) in under 2 weeks.
We can also meet immediate staffing requests. Our database of +102,000 pre-screened contractors contains skilled professionals ready to be deployed within 24 hours.
In addition, we are continuing to make remote placements for clients who remain offsite—even offering equipment when necessary.