Employer Checklist for Hiring Employees During and Post-COVID-19

Posted by: Jane Gonzalez, MEDwheels and Christopher Herring, Global Chamber San Antonio on Friday, May 1, 2020

Thank you to Jane Gonzalez of MEDWheels for working with us to create this information for individuals looking to hire in to a new company during and post-COVID19.

This is not a legal document, contract or legal advice.

This is an optional checklist of questions to be considered by employers and potential employees to promote healthy employment practices during the global pandemic.  Consult your own attorney to interpret the laws where you reside.

MEDwheels is a 15-year old medical supplies company based in San Antonio, Texas. Jane Gonzalez is the president of MEDwheels, Inc., and you may reach here at jgonzalez@medwheels.com, office: 210-533-9457. If your company or organization needs personal protective equipment (PPE), please visit website: www.medwheels.com.  

1.   BEFORE THE INTERVIEW – EMPLOYERS PREPARE TO ASK

    Learn about the potential employee from application, resume, social media and references.

2.   DURING THE INTERVIEW

    Ask the potential employee: “Have you been practicing social distancing?” 

    Ask the potential employee: “Have you traveled internationally or been into contact with people who have the COVID-19?”

    Ask the potential employee: “Have you had a fever in the last 14 days?”

    Ask the potential employee: “Have any family members in your home have COVID-19?”

    Ask the potential employee: “Has anyone in your family had to self-quarantine?”

    Ask the potential employee: “Do you own PPE?  Do you plan to use gloves, face mask, face shields, or anything else to reduce your personal risk at the job location?”

3.   AFTER THE INTERVIEW (REPLY TO THE POTENTIAL EMPLOYEE)

    Send a personalized thank you email or letter to the interviewer.

    Review your notes and prepare for the next round.  Accept or turn-down the applicant based on facts.  You should be prepared to justify why you did not accept an applicant if the answer is related to PPE or any other reason. 

Jane Gonzalez at MEDwheels.

Christopher Herring at Global Chamber® San Antonio

 

 

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