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Alpha's Safety Protocol for Meeting with Clients, Employees, and Applicants in the Office

The health and safety of our clients, employees, and staff is our top priority. To ensure in-person meetings continue to safeguard all individuals Alpha has set up the following safety protocols when meetings are held at our office.

Alpha's COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

  • All meetings are by appointment only

  • Applicant / Employee will text or call the person they made an appointment with to meet them at the door and let them into the office.

    • Human Resources (Lory Taylor): 207-776-1134

    • Payroll (Jennifer Corby): 508-840-9875

    • Sales (Chris Lihzis): 508-280-7388

    • Sales (Jessica Kegler): 608-234-2960

  • Alpha staff member will greet visitor at the door. Prior to entering the office the visitor will be asked if they have read the standard CDC checklist questions. There will be hand sanitizer and masks on a table outside the door for visitors to use at their discretion.

  • While maintaining social distance (6-feet apart), the visitor will be led to the meeting area.

  • Social distance (6-feet apart) will be maintained while visitor is seated for interviewing or being assisted with paperwork.

  • If the visitor is using an Alpha pen, they will take the pen with them at the end of the meeting.

  • Alpha staff will use disinfection wipes pre and post visits, as well as wear a mask.

If you have any questions, please contact Alpha's Human Resources Department: 207-776-1134

Stay Safe and Healthy!

The Alpha Group

61 East Main St, Norton, MA 02766 / Tel: 508-285-8500 / Fax: 508-285-4000

www.thealphagroup.com

Alpha's Employee COVID-19 Health Assessment

The CDC requires us to ask these questions. We are asking you to do a self-evaluation health assessment. Do not enter the office, report to work, or apply to work if you say "YES" to any of the following questions: Please contact our Human Resources Department: 207-776-1134.

Question 1: Do you have any of the following symptoms?

  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore Throat
  • Chills and Body Aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Fever

Question 2: Do you have a member of your household suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19?

Question 3: Have you recently been in a large gathering with 10 people or more not wearing mask and not social distancing?

Please Remember:

  • To social distance - 6 feet apart
  • Wash your hands often
  • Wear a facemask*

* We require you to bring a face mask with you every day to work. If you do not have a mask, please call Human Resources 207-776-1134 and one will be provided to you.

Be safe and thank you for your understanding.

The Alpha Group

61 East Main St, Norton, MA 02766 / Tel: 508-285-8500 / Fax 508-285-4000

www.thealphagroup.com

 

 

Assisting Alpha Clients in Staying Up-to-Date on COVID-19

At The Alpha Group we feel it's important to provide our clients with up-to-date resources on staying healthy and safe during COVID-19 and when returning to work. To assist you with this links to external sites that provide valuable information are listed below, and will be added to as new ones become available. 

COVID-19 Information Links:

Do you have a COVID-19 resource you have found valuable and feel others would benefit from it? Feel free to share it with our marketing manager, Lori Narewski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If upon review we find it beneficial to share on this page we will add it.

Stay Healthy & Safe!

The Alpha Group

Helping Employees Stay Up-to-Date on COVID-19

At The Alpha Group we feel it's important to provide our candidates and employees with up-to-date resources on staying healthy and safe during COVID-19 and when returning to work. To assist you with this links to external sites that provide valuable information are listed below, and will be added to as new ones become available. 

COVID-19 Information Links:

Do you have a COVID-19 resource you have found valuable and feel others would benefit from it? Feel free to share it with our marketing manager, Lori Narewski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If upon review we find it beneficial to share on this page we will add it.

At the Alpha Group we realize the importance of word-of-mouth and referrals!

Do you know someone who would be perfect for an open position at our company? We'd love for you to refer them. And as a thank you, we will send you a $25 referral bonus!

Simply complete the Friend Referral Form and return it to Payroll. 

We can't wait to hear from you!

The Alpha Group

How to Successfully Bring Back Employees as States Reopen

Are you tired of hearing the words "COVID-19" and "coronavirus," as well as the phrases "the new normal" and "getting back to business?" We are too! But, being in the staffing industry there are times we must use them. Assisting employers with finding employees - now that they are "getting back to business" or increasing business - is one of those times when we find ourselves communicating with these terms. After all, reality is, it is because of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the CARES Act that employers are facing the current staffing challenge.

WORKING REMOTELY: 5 Tips on Making It Work for You!

You're about to work from home! Are you nervous? Excited? Overwhelmed? Looking forward to it? All of the above?

If you haven't worked remotely before you may wonder how you will balance everything, how you'll stay disciplined and focused. It may take a bit of adjusting your mindset, but it will be worth it. You may even find you have increased production, less office distractions, and time freed-up from no commute.

Protect Your Back While You're at Work

It's the only one you have!

It's Monday morning. My back is aching. I spent Saturday sitting on an airplane, sitting outside in the cold at a sporting event, then sitting on an airplane to fly home. Sunday I cleaned out, organized, and rearranged my home office. Now I sit behind my desk at work typing on my computer. All the lifting, carrying, and moving furniture and items, combined with sitting for long periods of time, took a toll on my back. So it's fitting that I am now writing about protecting your back. Whether it's at work or home, there are several ways to protect your back.

The Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact It Has On the Workforce

Are you an employer who currently drug tests your employees? Is your business located in a state that has legalized marijuana for medical and / or recreational use? How has this impacted your company's hiring practices?

Providing Support to Employers and Employees When Employee is in the Reserve or National Guard

If you're an employer who has an employee in the Reserve or National Guard you may struggle trying to determine how to make their time away, serving our country, work for all involved - your business, the employee, and their family.

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You're ready to fill a position, now you need to decide if you will go the direct hire or temp-to-perm route - which is the best route for you?

Being a staffing agency, we often receive the question from our clients, "Is it better to hire an employee as a permanent (direct hire) or temp-to-perm employee?" As with so many things in business, the answer is, "It depends." I sat down with Jessica Kegler, our sales manager, to get her thoughts on this. Let's see and listen to what she has to say about this topic.

Tips on Writing a Professional Resume

You've been searching for a new job and wonder if your resume needs to be cleaned up a little. You're not sure what to include and not include, what the layout should be, or how to best highlight your skills and accomplishments. Below are a few tips for you to consider as you write or rewrite your resume. 

Payrolling is different from the payroll processing services most of us are familiar with - where you process payroll checks for your employees or outsource the service to a third-party. Payrolling an employee - is a cost-effective option, with lower company payroll risks! Read on, to learn more about Payrolling Services and how your company could benefit from it...

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There are certain questions we are asked on a regular basis from businesses when considering using The Alpha Group for their staffing and hiring needs:

  • Who is The Alpha Group?

  • What makes your company different from other staffing and employment agencies?

  • What different types of hiring does The Alpha Group assist with?

  • What additional services do you offer?

To assist you, and make your life easier, we've brought the answers here, to one location. 

4 Tips for Holiday Shopping on a Shoestring Budget

Thanksgiving is over. Christmas is only two weeks away. The race to finish your holiday shopping is on! Are you ready? Or do you still have more shopping to do?

Are you trying not to break the bank, while still finding the perfect gifts? Are you working on a shoestring budget? Have no fear - you can still find great gifts and stay within your budget.