Your health and safety is our top priority!

Updated 5/6/2020

Hamilton-Ryker would like to assure our employees that your health and safety is our top priority, and we have developed a plan for a safe return to work for you and for our office staff. We will also be working hand-in-hand with our clients to ensure your well-being as well as their employees’.

If you are asked to return to work, but have been diagnosed or exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with CoronaVirus, DO NOT REPORT TO WORK Contact your local Hamilton-Ryker immediately!

If you do return to work, then there are several recommendations you should follow, which are explained below.

Social Distancing

Social distancing is a simple yet very effective mechanism to prevent potential infection, that relies on simple distance to avoid infection. In practice this means:

  • Staying 6 feet away from others as a normal practice
  • Eliminating contact with others, such as handshakes or embracing coworkers, visitors, or friends
  • Avoiding touching surfaces touched by others, to the extent
  • Avoiding anyone who appears to be sick, or who is coughing or
  • Avoid gathering when entering and exiting the office
  • Avoid gathering at workstations
  • Avoid gathering in common areas, such as break room/kitchen

PPE and Other Health and Safety Protection Equipment

 Wash or sanitize hands upon entering the office; Proper hand washing with antibacterial soap should be practiced on a regular basis throughout the

  • Follow face covering procedures
  • Employees should avoid touching their face
  • Hand sanitizer should be available and used when hand washing is not an option
  • It is recommended to wear protective masks in the workplace
CDC Guidlines at Hamilton Ryker, Nashville's Staffing Agency
  • Based on CDC findings, Hamilton-Ryker does not require or recommend that our employees wear gloves except for certain activities
  • Gloves put employees at higher risk of exposure and are not recommended for general protective use for the following reasons:
    •  The virus does not harm your hands, so gloves provide no protection, and touching your face with contaminated hands, whether gloved or not, poses a significant risk of infection.
    • Gloves often create a false sense of security for the individuals wearing them; people are more likely to touch contaminated surfaces because they feel they are protected from the virus because of the gloves when, they are not.
    • When wearing gloves, people are less inclined to wash their hands; this is counterproductive.
    • Puts others at higher risk; we want people to wash their hands because it is the number-one defense against any virus.
    • Proper removal of gloves takes training; if contaminated gloves are not removed properly, our employees are exposed to greater risk.


  • Whenever possible, workstations should be arranged to allow separation of about 6 feet.
  • Employees are strongly encouraged to disinfect their own workspace multiple times during the shift, giving special attention to common surfaces.
  • Employees should avoid touching their face and must wash thoroughly with soap and water several times during the work hours to reduce risk and prevent person to person potential infections.
  • Interactions to exchange information or quick meetings on the work floor space should respect the Social Distancing 6 feet rule.

While not being exposed to the virus is the best prevention, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.  To access the CDC website, click here:

We will continue to be diligent in following this situation as it unfolds. Please continue to stay tuned for additional insight, guidance, and information on this matter and as always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any additional questions or concerns.

Staffing Opportunities

Congratulations and welcome to Hamilton-Ryker! Since 1971 we have been finding careers for individuals like you every day! We are excited to have you join our team and are committed to your success!

As a Hamilton-Ryker associate, your hard work and commitment are key to helping our clients succeed in today’s world.

When you accept an assignment with Hamilton-Ryker, you will complete the Hamilton-Ryker or Client Specific Orientation process which will include:

  • Reviewing Hamilton-Ryker’s benefits, policies and procedures.
  • Discuss Assignment at Client Location
  • Client Safety Orientation (if applicable)
  • The company’s name and location
  • Directions to the worksite
  • Start date, time and projected length of assignment
  • Work hours, lunch and break times
  • Check-in procedures, if required
  • Supervisor’s name
  • Description of what you’ll do on the job
  • Dress code, including any required safety equipment
  • Pay rate
  • An assignment order number to use for payroll purposes
  • An identification number and/or badge if required by the company

Remember, even while you’re on assignment with a client, Hamilton-Ryker is your employer. Please call your Hamilton-Ryker representative if:

  • You’re going to be late or unable to report for work
  • The work you’re asked to do is substantially different from the work described to you by your Hamilton-Ryker representative.
  • The work environment appears unsafe.
  • You’re sick or injured on the job, or feel you can’t complete a job.
  • You’re unavailable for a period of time.
  • You’ve changed your address, telephone number, e-mail address or banking relationship that would impact direct deposit.
  • You’ve learned new skills that may qualify you for more assignments or higher pay.
  • Your assignment ends. (Be sure to call us within 48 hours to let us know of your availability for your next assignment.)
  • You feel Hamilton-Ryker’s Anti-Harassment/Anti-Discrimination Policy is being violated.


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