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Updated on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Our measures to maintain our commercial activities

In the wake of the pandemic linked to the COVID-19 virus, Synergie Hunt International is fully committed to our commercial activities. We do this in the best interest of our clients and our workers. We are taking all necessary precautions recommended by the government very seriously. In the spirit of transparency and awareness we would like to share what we have implemented to ensure everyone’s safety.

Here are the measures taken by Synergie Hunt International Inc.:

We have appointed a Crisis Management Team:

The team includes Jacques Cadoch, Ginette Rupp and Cora Bucci, the three executive committee members of Synergie Hunt International. They will stay up to date on all COVID-19 virus developments and follow daily updates issued by Federal and Provincial Governments.

This crisis management team will quickly adapt to any situation, including health, safety or economic measures that need to be implemented.

The team will communicate with employees by email about measures that will be applied.

Travel Protocol:

We ask all our employees and contract workers to avoid travelling outside of Canada. If our employees must travel, we ask them to notify the crisis management team one week before departure, to ensure the necessary measures can be implemented for a safe return to work.

In any case, upon return from a trip, we will follow the recommended protocol and will require the employee to remain in self isolation for a minimum of 14 days. During that period, working from home may be an option and considered on a case to case basis. ­­

A reminder of the hygiene practices that must be followed in both the workplace and in everyday life:

  •  Wash your hands often, with soap and warm water for a minimum of 20 seconds. If you do not have access to water or soap use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Follow hygiene rules when sneezing or coughing:
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your arm in order to reduce the spread of germs.
    • If you use a paper tissue, throw it away as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Avoid touching your face (nose, mouth, eyes, ears).
  • Do not visit family or friends in hospital, residential and long-term care centres.
  • While we presently require all interviews to be completed using Skype or other remote tools, should you be required to complete a face to face interview avoid any direct physical contact, such as handshakes, when greeting visitors.
  • We ask all our employees to maintain the recommended social distancing of at least one meter.
    • If an employee is ill, we ask them not to return to work until they are healthy to avoid infecting others.

Additional precautions for our recruiters:  

  • All interviews must be done by Skype or other remote tools.
    • Ensure the poster highlighting the important hygiene practices is posted and followed.
    • When interviewing candidates using electronic means ensure you follow the screening tools, including have they travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days or are planning to travel. If their answer is yes, inform the candidate that they will need to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return, and cannot be assigned to any employment for at least that period of time.
    • Disinfect all common areas several times a day.

Direct communication with our clients:

As a responsible employer, we must protect the health and safety of our temporary workers through direct daily communication with our clients.

  • We require all account managers to maintain daily direct communications with each of our clients to verify no onsite confirmed or presumed cases of COVID-19 infection. In the event there is a verified or presumed case, our employees are to be sent home.
    • If applicable, the account manager will immediately transfer this information to our Crisis Management Committee and ensure the necessary measures are taken.

Since COVID-19 poses a public health risk, we ask any of our employees, permanent and temporary workers to inform us of a positive result for COVID-19. This will enable us to inform any persons potentially affected to ensure they refrain from attending work and avoid further spread of the virus.

If you have any doubts about your health condition, please contact the dedicated phone lines to discuss your condition:

Information line in Quebec: 1 877 644-4545

Information line in Ontario: 1 877 604-4567

Rest assured that we will follow this developing situation closely and keep each of you connected to our business activities informed. Thank you for working together in all our best interests.