GATTIHR RETAINED TO BUILD LEGAL ASSISTANCE WORKFORCE FOR MASSACHUSETTS COVID EVICTION LEGAL HELP PROGRAM
GattiHR to use its TalentBoost™ cloud platform to source, recruit and assess legal help
QUINCY, MA, November 9, 2020 – GattiHR has been retained to build a legal assistance workforce for the COVID Eviction Legal Help (CELH) Program in Massachusetts. GattiHR will use its high-velocity recruiting platform TalentBoost™ to support this initiative. TalentBoost™ is an integrated HR Operations platform, combining people, processes and technologies for recruiting, training, on-boarding and on-going workforce management. The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) will coordinate the deployment of more than 100 staff to communities through 6 Legal Aid Organizations (LAOs).
In early October, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced the administration is making a $171 million total commitment this fiscal year to this initiative to support housing stability programs and legal assistance resource, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this initiative, the CELH program has been launched to help provide legal representation and related services to income eligible, COVID-19 impacted tenants and landlords as they navigate the eviction process.
“We’re so pleased that the TalentBoost™ team will have an opportunity to help build another organization to fight the effects of this crisis,” said Tom Connolly, CEO of GattiHR. “Once again, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is leading the way in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities.”
TalentBoost™ has developed a solid track record for standing up and sustaining rapidly deployed workforces and will manage this staffing process, including sourcing, applicant tracking, assessment, and required vetting procedures like criminal background checking and reference collection; host and deliver all relevant orientation and training; and provide the infrastructure and expertise necessary to support LAO’s with systems and processes for record-keeping, timekeeping, on-going performance management, workforce analytics, outcomes assessment and integration with/reporting to relevant constituents at the Commonwealth.
GattiHR is an HR advisory firm, with locations in Boston, Chicago, Denver and Philadelphia, the company specializes in executive search, workforce analytics, talent optimization and HR technology services. GattiHR Industrial, a division of GattiHR, specializes in identifying outstanding talent for manufacturing, integrated supply chain and engineering organizations. For more information visit www.GattiHR.com.
TalentBoost is GattiHR’s integrated HR Operations platform, combining people, processes and technologies for recruiting, training, on-boarding and on-going workforce management, used by organizations across the United States. For more information, visit www.TalentBoost.cloud.
ABOUT THE COVID EVECTION LEGAL HELP (CELH) PROJECT
The COVID Eviction Legal Help Project was formed to expand the capacity of existing legal aid organizations in Massachusetts to respond to the increased eviction filings expected with the lifting of the Massachusetts eviction moratorium. Teams of non-lawyer advocates and lawyers will be hired by local legal aid programs and guided by a supervising attorney to provide support and legal representation at different stages of the eviction process. Paralegals will be an integral part of this statewide initiative.
ABOUT THE MASSACHUSETTS LEGAL ASSISTANCE CORPORATION
The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation is the largest funding source for civil legal aid organizations in Massachusetts, funding nonprofits that provide legal information, advice, and representation to low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems. For more information, please visit www.mlac.org.