Keeping 17,000 health care workers safe during the pandemic

Nikki Sumpter, SVP and chief human resources officer at Atlantic Health System, shares helpful advice for job seekers during quarantine.
2:42 | 08/04/20

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The past five months we've seen time and again we've seen the amazing work by medical professionals right there on the front lines of the covid-19 pandemic. But what's being done to support these essential workers during these difficult times? Joining us now to discuss is senior vice president of atlantic health system, Nikki sumpter. Thanks so much for being with us. Over 400 sites in New Jersey, roughly 17,000 employees, so what adjustments have you had to make during this pandemic to support them? Thank you, Amy, for having me. Yes, we've had to make a number of adjustments. We've had to make sure that our team has had the right personal protective equipment and had all of things that they need to care for themselves and for their families. Right, because you're dealing with a huge increase of demand at hospitals and healthcare facilities, have you had to hire additional employees to meet that demand? Absolutely. We continue to hire at this point. We're always looking for great team members to join atlantic health system and so this has been a time of extreme focus from a recruitment standpoint. I think a lot of people's ears just perked up. We know that there are a lot of Americans looking for jobs right now. Any job hunting advice you can share with our viewers looking for work? Absolutely. Make sure you present your best food forward, know how to use the virtual tools that have been identified for the interview and look your best, make sure that you continue to wear the appropriate attire for the interview. And put your best food forward. Just because you're at home doesn't mean you need to dress like it's Saturday. Correct. To maintain social distancing, this is all being done variety rnlly, lot of job interviews are remote job interviews, any specific tips you can give our viewers for interviewing on camera from home other than make sure you're dressed appropriately? Correct. Make sure that your environment is suited for the interview, make sure that not only that you have the right attire but you know exactly about what you're looking for in the job, but also make sure you have your resume and all of those other tools that are required for an in-person interview. You want to have that available because you may be asked to share that on screen as well. All right, be prepared for just about anything. Act as if you're meeting them in perk. Really good advice. Nikki sumpter thank you so much for your time. Thank you. Coming up

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