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Stay connected with your employees and support the NHS

Friday April 3rd, 2020

 

A new digital platform has been launched to help business stay connected.

Created by Talon, a workforce management software company based on the Southampton Science Park,  The Rehire Project is a new communication platform that allows employers and workers to stay in contact during these difficult times and makes the rehiring of workers as easy as possible when the opportunity arises.

Smaller businesses, charities and the public sector can access the platform for free. For larger organisations there is a nominal fee to help support the service with all profits made during the current crisis donated to the NHS Charities COVID-19 Urgent Appeal and the World Health Organisation.

Talon diverted all their resources from commercial projects and have worked round the clock over the last two weeks to get the platform live.

Talon CEO, Jonny Dunning, said: “Like everyone else, we were shocked by the devastation from COVID-19 and wanted to play our part in fighting back”.

The Rehire Project lets organisations communicate with workers they have had furlough or lay off during the coronavirus crisis so they can offer advice, status updates to keep them informed on company progress and rehiring prospects.

It also delivers automated check-ins so the company is able to monitor availability and start rehiring instantly once the business is ready without the need to go through timely and expensive recruitment processes.

Commenting on the launch of The Rehire Project, Ben Willmott, CIPD Head of Public Policy said: “Continuing to communicate and connect with staff, including contractors, who have been temporarily laid off or furloughed is extremely important to reiterate that the organisation has not forgotten them. This will also make it easier to bring people back into their jobs when this is possible.”

“We wanted it to be freely available to as many organisations as possible, particularly the smaller ones with the least resources to manage during the COVID emergency.

“My plea to companies is this, if you’ve had to let someone go, furlough them or put their role on pause, stay in touch! It doesn’t matter whether they are an employee, freelancer, contractor, temp or even a volunteer, keep them up to date, do your best to look after them and hopefully you’ll be able to hire them back when things return to normal.”

Companies can sign up to The Rehire Project at rehireproject.com.

 

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