Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has teamed up with Uhealthcare, a supplier of COVID-19 lateral flow devices and kits, to provide the aftermarket with a complimentary rapid-test kit for use when interviewing final-stage candidates.
GCA has said it recognises that in some cases, face-to-face interviews are essential and has committed to offering the kit to all exclusive clients who aren’t eligible for Government-supplied kits.
The kit, which meets the rigorous standards set out by the MHRA, is provided by Uhealthcare and will include a COVID-19 rapid test, providing results within 15 minutes; a clear mask, which is integral for clear communication; hand sanitiser; and a pack of sanitiser wipes.
Both the interviewer and interviewee will then be able to responsibly dispose of the kit after use, as it is provided in a clear, sealed bag.
Glen Shepherd, GCA Director, said: “We’re in constant communication with companies and many small-to-medium businesses have voiced concern over the ability to provide a safe interview environment, and have looked to us for support.
“As many companies are not entitled to Government-supplied, complimentary lateral flow tests, we believe this new initiative will give them the reassurance that they can interview candidates in the safest and most responsible way possible. Of course, we are still recommending clients to only meet with candidates when completely necessary.”