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COVID-19 Acts of Kindness

As our staff at HR Works has been talking with each of our clients, we have heard so many inspiring stories about how others are supporting their communities during these uncertain times.

One of our clients in particular, Marshall Farms Group, Ltd., wanted to find a way to make a difference, despite the fact that they don’t know how to manufacture N95 masks or other PPE.

In addition to supporting local food cupboards, Marshall Farms helped a local Girl Scout Troop by purchasing 500 boxes of their unsold cookies. The cookies were then donated to the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and DeMay Living Center as a way to show appreciation for the dedicated caregivers on the front lines.

Scott Marshall, President of Marshall Farms, said that he hopes this story will inspire others and spark new ideas for helping our surrounding communities. We couldn’t agree more!

Another client, the Farash Foundation, has created a fun way to keep morale boosted and employees engaged and feeling connected during this time of remote work, while also supporting local businesses. Executive Director, Hollis Budd, implemented “Farash Fun Fridays” which involves employees receiving a surprise package delivered to their home each Friday. During a virtual team meeting, held on Fridays between 3-4 pm, everyone opens their package together, reads a special, witty message and enjoys a food-themed surprise. These have included cookie decorating, a tea party and an ice cream social to name a few. Through this activity, the Foundation is supporting local businesses, with the purchase and delivery of treats to employees, and providing a little fun and socialization for staff.

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We want to invite others to send us their stories on how they are helping those in need, showing appreciation to our frontline heroes, or keeping remote workers connected and engaged so we can spread joy and help to inspire others.

Please click here to submit your company’s story, which could be featured in our next HR Focus or on social media!

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HR Works, Inc., headquartered at 200 WillowBrook Office Park in Fairport (Rochester), New York, with an office in East Syracuse, is a human resource management outsourcing and consulting firm serving clients throughout the United States. HR Works provides scalable strategic human resource management and consulting services, including: affirmative action programs; benefits administration outsourcing; HRIS self-service technology; full-time, part-time and interim on-site HR managers; HR audits; legally reviewed employee handbooks and supervisor manuals; talent management and recruiting services; and training of managers and HR professionals.