Beacon Hill Guidance on the Novel Coronavirus Disease

As a member of our Beacon Hill community please click here to review an updated announcement regarding the Novel Coronavirus Disease, which outlines what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you, as we work though this circumstance together.

A message from our CEO, Andy

 

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1. What is Beacon Hill doing to contain the spread of COVID-19?

We are asking all employees, even if they are not exhibiting symptoms, to self-quarantine and refrain from entering a client site or Beacon Hill facility until further notice. We are setting up as many members of Beacon Hill as possible with the capability to work from home. For essential on-site personnel, we are staggering schedules and encouraging “social distancing.”

Additionally, if a client cannot provide remote work capabilities, Beacon Hill may request that the client provide the protocols they are implementing to prevent the spread of the virus, as well as if anyone at their facilities has tested positive or demonstrated symptoms of COVID-19. Beacon Hill may restrict travel to areas demonstrating community spread, as well as require a quarantining period and/or a physician’s approval for return of a contractor who has exhibited symptoms or travelled to an affected area.

2. What is Beacon Hill doing to support employers’ remote work efforts?

Beacon Hill has, and will continue to have, the full capability to fulfill all contract commitments to our customers. Our payroll, benefits, and employment obligations to our employees, contractors, consultants, and suppliers will be uninterrupted as we leverage our Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Your health and safety remains our top priority.

We are engaging in adaptive workforce planning across our client base. Assignment modifications and supporting resources have been provided to all clients and candidates, as applicable. Remote work models and agreements, rental hardware, security software, and completely remote assignment management tools are available to be customized to your needs. Please contact your Account Executive to discuss the options available to you.

3. Will Beacon Hill still hire candidates who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19?

During this time, Beacon Hill may ask candidates questions such as if they have exhibited any symptoms, whether they or someone they live with have tested positive for COVID-19, or if they have traveled to high-risk areas. This does not preclude the individual from being hired if a remote work arrangement is possible, nor does it prohibit them from being placed on an assignment in the future. However, in the interest of public health, temporarily denying access to a Beacon Hill facility or client site may be necessary. Please note that, if asked, this information will be kept confidential, and is only requested in the context of the current public health emergency. These are not questions that would be ordinarily permissible.

Additionally, Beacon Hill and/or you as the client may choose to refuse to accept an employee who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. However, Beacon Hill and/or a you as the client may not refuse to accept an employee if they have recovered from COVID-19 – if they no longer pose a health risk, it is unlawful to deny employment solely on the basis that they were sick at one time.

4. Will Beacon Hill notify me if a contractor becomes sick?

Beacon Hill will notify clients, as well as coworkers who may have come into close contact with an infected colleague, but will not disclose the identity of the individual, unless given their consent to do so.

5. If my business temporarily closes, will contractors be reinstated upon reopening?

This is an evolving topic. Due to the passage of the Families First Act (FFA), the guidance on this is not yet clear. The FFA and similar legislation that has been recently passed provides protections for absences necessitated by public health emergencies, and so requiring reinstatement may be necessary. Beacon Hill is closely examining the guidance on this recent legislation. For up-to-date information, please contact your Account Executive.

6. How can I find more information about COVID-19?

For up-to-date information about the COVID-19, we recommend visiting the following sites:

If your question is not answered below, please Contact Us to learn more.

For which specialty areas does Beacon Hill Staffing Group provide search and staffing services? How do I contact these divisions to learn more?

Please review our Specialties page to learn about our specialties or you may call us at any of our locations to speak to a search or staffing consultant.

You may also e-mail us at contactus@beaconhillstaffing.com.

Is Beacon Hill in compliance with the Affordable Care Act?

Beacon Hill Staffing Group and the Affordable Care Act

Beacon Hill Staffing Group offers health insurance benefits to qualifying employees that exceed the guidelines established by the Federal Affordable Care Act. In fact, Beacon Hill has been offering extensive coverage to our temporary and contract employees for years, predating this legislation.

When you engage Beacon Hill, utilizing our temporary and contract employees, you can be confident that we not only provide our temporary employees with the same benefits as our own internal employees, but our professional and experienced human resources and legal departments stay on top of current and pending labor and employment legislation, including the Affordable Care Act.

What is the Affordable Care Act?

The Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a vast law with many important reforms to health care in the United States. Among other provisions, the ACA requires employers with over 100 employees to provide qualifying health insurance at an “affordable” cost to employees.

What do we offer our temporary employees?

Beacon Hill offers its temporary employees (assuming they meet eligibility guidelines under the ACA) the same comprehensive coverage offered to our permanent employees from Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA for as low as $12.58/week.

How are potential candidates screened?

Candidates are thoroughly screened according to the needs of our clients and the specific processes within each of our divisions. Please Contact Us to speak with one of our search consultants or account managers to learn more.

Do you offer background/criminal/drug screening?

Yes. Please Contact Us and speak to one of our search consultants or account managers to learn more.

You do not have an office near my company. Can you still help me?

Yes, in many cases, as we have a national search and staffing practice across our specialty divisions. Please Contact Us to learn if we’re the right resource for you.

Why should I use Beacon Hill Staffing Group over another firm?

Consistently recognized as an industry leader by such publications as Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Staffing Industry Analysts, and the Boston Business Journal, we have the top search and staffing consultants in the country, along with a robust and integrated recruiting organization. We are uniquely positioned to handle your search and staffing needs. Please explore our website or Contact Us to learn more.

How do I approve employee timesheets?

If you are a registered client, you should have received an introductory e-mail with instructions on how to approve employee timesheets using Online Timesheet Management. If you have not received the introductory e-mail, prefer to use paper timesheets or have questions, please contact your account manager or our payroll department.

If you are not a registered client, but would like to become one, please Contact Us to learn more.

Do you offer benefits to contract and temporary employees?

Yes; please view Employee Benefits (PDF, 89KB) for a detailed list of Beacon Hill Staffing Group’s offerings.

Does Beacon Hill Staffing Group provide security-cleared professionals?

Yes, Beacon Hill Staffing Group provides security-cleared professionals. Learn more about our government services.

What is Beacon Hill Government Services?

Beacon Hill Government Services provides our public and private sector clients quality employees with active security clearances. Learn more by visiting our Government Services page.

Does Beacon Hill Staffing Group have an Environmental Policy?

Yes, please view our Environmental Policy (PDF, 24KB).

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