As Hawai`i is taking careful steps to recover from COVID-19, HEMIC has begun to transition our employees back into the office. We developed a mobile app called “Passport” to facilitate our employees’ safe return to a healthy workplace. Since it is working well for us, we’d like to share it with you. The Passport App helps employers confirm that each worker is symptom-free prior to entering the workplace each day or shift. The app is simple, easy and confidential. Here’s how it works: The employee opens the app before reporting to work and takes a short survey about COVID-19 symptoms. Their status is... Read More
HEMIC is proud to sponsor the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis 2020. This flagship event honors the 54 million Americans who battle arthritis and it raises funds for research, resources and a cure. While one in five people in the workplace suffer from arthritis, arthritis affects keiki too. Arthritis won’t end without our support, so at HEMIC we walk for a cure. The theme of this year’s Walk is “Give $54, Tell 54, Move 54”. Each $54 donation makes an impact and by telling 54 people we can help spread the word. Moving for 54 is easy and fun,... Read More
Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, the SBA postponed National Small Business Week until further notice due to the Coronavirus. They are focused on vital financial relief programs to support the very businesses this week is traditionally dedicated to celebrating: SBA Coronavirus Relief Options. In Hawai`i, small businesses are the foundation of our community and our economy. They have provided more than half of our private sector jobs, serving as an important source of... Read More
It is with deep and humble appreciation that we say mahalo to the unsung heroes working hard during the era of COVID-19 to keep Hawai`i safe.