The Other Contagious Act: Helping (A Message From Our CEO)
04/07/20 by Beth Gilfeather
We are in unsettling and challenging times with all the uncertainty, fear, and loss being reported in the news. Yet, at the same time, there also so many inspiring stories of people helping one another; true heroes are emerging every day from expected, and even unexpected, places.
Today’s crisis reminds me of a popular quote from famed American television personality and creator of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood” Fred Rogers who said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me… Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Not just a lovely sentiment, this is a useful cognitive shift for people to focus more on the positive during times of adversity. It’s also a subtle call to arms for people to take action and look for ways to be helpers themselves.
So, to all of the helpers working in our communities to combat the coronavirus crisis, we see you. From the nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals treating this epidemic…to the police, fire fighters and armed forces keeping us safe… to the grocery, consumer goods, and delivery workforce supporting our families to endure this time in shelter…and finally to our families, neighbors, and coworkers doing everything they can to take care of each other, WE SEE ALL OF YOU. And from the bottom of our hearts, we say thank you for your courage and commitment.
We also want to call out the tech community specifically who we interact with every day; we see firsthand what you are doing right now. Your skills and innovation are bringing the solutions companies desperately need at this time to mobilize their virtual workforce, monitor the rapidly changing productivity and data trends, and combat the growing increase in data security concerns. And on the very front line of this healthcare battle are the data scientists and developers helping to study patterns and create faster and better applications for things like healthcare efficacy technology and forecasting critical product demand (medical and otherwise). We salute your efforts.
We want you to know that all of your actions have also inspired us to try and follow in your, albeit much larger, footsteps. We wanted to look for additional ways to reach out to our community at this time of need using our unique platform of recruiting expertise and came up with the idea of the “Help In Motion” series, which will volunteer some of our best insider industry advice via live online events, articles and guides:
- Job Seekers: Whether you’ve been laid off, worried about job stability, or just curious about the current state of the tech job market, you’ve got questions. How do I go about my job search right now? What industries are actually adding tech staff and for what skill sets? How are the current conditions going to affect compensation and offer negotiation? What other aspects of the hiring process will be impacted and what should applicants expect? We’ve got answers.
- Hiring Leaders: Whether your needs for tech talent are currently on hold or are open and urgent as ever, you’ve got questions. Will the situational layoffs of tech talent offer any real hiring advantage and how is the tech talent pool predicted to shift? What will happen with compensation trends? What is the local hiring competition doing right now? What aspects of the interview process are being impacted by this latest virtual set up? Is hiring remote talent going to continue to pick up and should companies be considering this option for my hard-to-fill tech roles this year? What are the biggest concerns candidates have right now? We’ve got answers.
As a final way to contribute our help, Motion Recruitment plans to make a donation to the CDC emergency relief fund for each placement made from new job orders received from our website over the next few months. If you are filling a technical Contract, Contract-to-hire, or Direct Hire (Perm) role, please click here to tell us how we can get involved to get your tech hiring needs met. We look forward to raising funds for this critically important cause and continuing to be a part of this contagious culture of help that we are witnessing across the world.
Everyone has a specific way they can offer help. It’s time we all use these unique platforms, big or small, to do good. #inthistogether
For more information about our webinars, articles and guides, please go to our Help in Motion page.
This article and the “Help in Motion” campaign were originally covered by Staffing Industry Analysts. The complete article can be found on The Staffing Stream here.
Motion Recruitment and its network of agencies, Jobspring and Workbridge, provide IT Staffing Solutions (Contract, Contract-to-Hire, and Direct Hire) for mission-critical positions across North America. Our high-touch, specialized, team-based recruitment model’s success is proven through our exemplary track record in filling the most challenging IT positions for startup and enterprise clients alike, resulting in a truly consultative approach within our recruiting areas of expertise: Software, Mobile, Infrastructure, Data, Creative and Functional.
We’re also the proud creators of Tech in Motion and the Timmy Awards, our North American events and award series that connects nearly 200,000 tech enthusiasts to meet, learn, and innovate.
Motion Recruitment is part of Motion Recruitment Partners, LLC (MRP), parent company to a leading group of global talent solutions providers. In addition to Motion's IT staffing solutions, MRP's 'Sevenstep' provides Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Service Provider (MSP), Talent Data Analytics, and Employment branding solutions to large scale employers across the globe. To learn more, visit: motionrp.com.