Naylor Association Solutions Reconfigures Job Board Platform
Naylor Association Solutions has released a reconfigured version of its Boxwood GO job board platform to help fill critical employment gaps caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Released on April 14 and offered to associations for free for 90 days, the platform – originally designed to be a job board for employers – now enables job searchers and volunteers to post their availability to work.
“While current unemployment levels are at record highs, the fact remains that many industries are desperate to find workers right now,” said Tom Aley, group vice president of software solutions for Naylor, which offers software platforms designed to engage members and generate non-dues revenue.
He continued, “Healthcare workers are in a particularly unique position, as many of them are furloughed from temporarily closed doctor offices and clinics while hospitals have an urgent need for these same roles.”
According to Naylor officials, the special Boxwood GO platform can be configured to match any organization’s specific needs, and can be fully branded with a logo and colors to match their website.
Job Board Platform in Action
As it became clear that Michigan was quickly becoming a hot spot for the coronavirus, the Michigan Health & Hospital Association saw an urgent need to connect its members to share the staff resources they would need to deliver the level of critical care that would be required, according to Sam Watson, senior vice president of field engagement for the organization.
“As a client of Naylor’s traditional job board solution, we approached them with our new challenge, and within days they developed a platform to meet our needs,” Watson explained. “We launched MHA Connect to connect these in-demand workers with employers. The site started filling within hours of launching.”
While the need for healthcare workers has been the most visible need at this time, there are other high-demand positions that urgently need to be filled, such as drivers, teachers and warehouse workers, Aley said.
“If we can do our part to bring these workers together with employers then at the end of the day, we’ll feel good about our contribution,” he said. “We’re happy to be in a position to help.”