Human Resource Assistance

Human Resource Assistance2018-09-04T01:43:01+00:00

Downsizing?

The Rapid Response Team at MassHire provides early intervention re-employment services to companies and their employees affected by layoffs and closing.

BENEFITS FOR AFFECTED EMPLOYEES

Outplacement services provide an effective and smooth transition to new employment for all your affected employees. These professional services are offered on-site at your facility and are available to you at no cost. Among the services offered are:

  • Unemployment insurance
  • Career counseling
  • Job search assistance
  • Resume preparation assistance
  • Interviewing skills workshops and other related job search workshops
  • Information on the local labor market
  • Information about education and training opportunities
  • Information on health benefits and pensions
  • AFL-CIO Rapid Response services when unions are involved

More individualized one-on-one services are available at MassHire or at your place of business.

BENEFITS TO THE EMPLOYER

  • Higher productivity during layoff event
  • Lower absenteeism among workers
  • Lower unemployment insurance costs as employees are re-employed more quickly when services are provided prior to layoff
  • Decreased likelihood of sabotage or work disruptions
  • Media and rumor management.
  • Better public relations for the employer
If these layoffs are the result of foreign trade the Mass Commonwealth ‘s Rapid Response team will work with you to provide information on the Trade Adjustment Act and the benefits workers can receive if the layoffs are a result of foreign trade.

If you are experiencing a temporary slowdown, the Work sharing Program is an alternative to layoffs because it allows workers in an entire company, department, or small unit within the company to share reduced work hours while also collecting unemployment insurance benefits to supplement their reduced wages.

Contact: Neila Neary at (508) 862-6134 or nneary@masshire-capeandislands.com

Unemployment for Employers

FOR THE EMPLOYER:
The UI Online fully integrated Unemployment Insurance System also assists the employer. With one login employers will be able to respond to employee separations, view or protest charges, file a determination appeal and more. An informational brochure is available here.

OSHA

As of January 1, 2015, a change was implemented regarding what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.

Previously, employers were required to report all workplace fatalities and when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same incident. The updated reporting requirements are not simply paperwork but have a life-saving purpose: they will enable employers and workers to prevent future injuries by identifying and eliminating the most serious workplace hazards.

Employers have three options for reporting these severe incidents to OSHA. They can all their nearest area office during normal business hours, call the 24 hour OSHA hotline at (800) 321-6742 or they can report online https://www.osha.gov/pls/ser/serform.html.

For more information and resources including a new YouTube video, visit OSHA’s website for their updated reporting requirements at a http://www.osha.gov.

Employment Readiness

MassHire provides services essential to a job candidates success in the workplace. Job seekers who are members of MassHire will be provided such services as long as they are deemed eligible. Employers have the option of sending an employee for training in any of the programs listed below at a nominal fee. 

BASIC SKILL REMEDIATION

  • HI-SET High School Equivalency
  • Remedial Instruction

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS

MassHire and local educational facilities are poised and ready to help you develop a customized training program for eligible workers. This program can be used to train prospective employees in the specifics of your industry.

Computer Literacy Program

The computer literacy program is a 7-week program focusing primarily on MICROSOFT WINDOWS, WORD, EXCEL and basic typing skills.

Also included is an overview of OUTLOOK and POWERPOINT.  It is designed to teach participants the computer skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

We use a 3-pronged approach utilizing classroom instruction supported by a self-paced online tutorial and a comprehensive training manual.

The tutorial is based on MS Office 2016.

Programs include:

  • WINDOWS 10 OPERATING SYSTEM
  • WORD BASIC, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED, 2016
  • EXCEL BASIC AND INTERMEDIATE 2016
  • OUTLOOK BASIC, 2016
  • POWERPOINT BASIC, 2016

Typing Program: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe Version 16.