24 Seven’s Commitment
to our Community
While much is changing, one thing remains the same. When 24 Seven was founded exactly 20 years ago, we recognized that there were three pillars of our business: our job candidates, our clients, and our internal employees. And today, just as then, these people are central to our decisions and we continue to be dedicated to supporting them as best as we can in this time of uncertainty. Specifically for our candidates, to ensure their health & safety, we quickly adopted a number of changes to our processes. And we’re continuing to make adjustments so that we can be best work together, though apart:
We recognize that there is a lot of uncertainty regarding the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) threat. Our foremost priority remains the health and safety of our candidate and client communities and their families. 24 Seven is diligently monitoring all new developments as it relates to job assignments and will keep you updated with any new information as it comes in. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your 24 Seven contact. We are here to help any way we can.
All candidate interviews are being held via phone or video conference
Our Account Management team is readily available for questions/concerns and are checking in with Freelancers currently on assignment
We are reaching out to clients to position our highly-skilled Freelancers as an important element during a remote-work talent strategy
We’ve increased our output of and thought leadership for our talent community, including our , best practices for collaboration, how to stay motivated and productive, and so much more. Keep checking our blog as we are updating content more frequently than everment team is readily available for questions/concerns and are checking in with Freelancers currently on assignment
While, depending on the industry, some of our clients are still hiring, it is not at the volume they have in the recent past. We are doing everything we can to keep our talent community working, and in our small part, the economy moving. But while we may not be able to provide you with an assignment right now, we can point you to resources and give you some options to consider that will keep your creativity flowing, your skills current, and your awareness up about government support available to you:
For the 57 million Americans making up the gig workforce, impacts you directly, and you may be eligible for additional benefits for the first time. Know your rights and how this may apply to you.
To keep and if you find yourself with extra downtime, consider taking that online class you’ve always wanted. Or if you need ideas on what might be the best use of your training time, we have a list of most-in-demand skills according to hiring managers we have surveyed.
To strengthen your position for the next gig, now’s an opportune time to work on your personal brand. Review your and ensure all your self-promoting materials are up to date.
Reach out to your network. Whether you’re checking in on former colleagues or alumni for professional or personal reasons, human connection is critically important right now. People do want to hear from one another.
Consider taking on pro-bono work. There are a number of non-profit organizations looking for some creative support. Lending a hand will keep you professionally sharp while doing a good thing and will add to your portfolio.
Take time for self-care. Stress levels are high as we all feel anxious about what may or may not happen. Make sure you’re prioritizing your own mental wellness - set aside time for physical exercise, meditation, reading, or calling a loved one.
Please stay in touch with your 24 Seven Account Manager and continue to apply to the
. No one can predict what the next weeks and months will bring. Just know that we are navigating the uncertainty together and will continue to forward relevant information to our talent community the moment we learn of it.
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There are many helpful resources publicly available providing key information and the latest advice from professionals in the gig economy. These include:
the drum - A freelancer's guide to the coronavirus downturn: jobs, resources and support networks
money.com - A Freelancer's Guide to Managing Job Uncertainty During the Coronavirus Crisis
Gig Workers Collective - COVID-19 Resources
Freelancers Union - What freelancers need to know
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Health & Safety Guidelines
As a reminder, we ask that you continue to observe the Government’s guidance in helping to protect yourself from COVID-19 and other transmittable illnesses. Additional information can be found here:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC
World Health Organization (WHO)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United Kingdom Resources
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We will continue to have weekly check-ins with freelancers on assignment, as well as hiring managers to ensure all questions are addressed and needs are being met. We are also conducting regular surveys on our services to collect feedback and make adjustments internally leading to a more seamless process overall. Please keep us informed of your questions and concerns as well as what we can be doing better.
A Safe Return to Work
When it comes to the economy “re-opening” and the ability of candidates to work on-site at a company, much will depend on the location of the assignment, the type of work (i.e., is it for an essential business), and what type of regulations have been enacted at the local, state and/or federal level. We will actively partner with our clients and freelancers to ensure we are in compliance with all safety regulations.
As employers start to think about transitioning employees back to the worksite, there are still questions about what type of medical screenings might be possible or required for returning workers. We are actively monitoring updates from local, state and/or federal governments as we wait for more guidance in the coming days/weeks. We will develop the appropriate Return-to-Work protocols for our freelancers and educate our clients on best practices. Our top priority remains the health and safety of our candidates and clients as we navigate what will be the Future of Work.
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