The Key to Recruitment & Retention, Glovebox Moments, and More!
Here's what's happening this week:
The Question of the Week
Each week we invite you to answer our Quick Poll on all things workforce & recruiting! (Please select 1 answer below.)
Q: Now that summer is over, are you planning to change jobs before the end of the year?
Take our quick poll now, here!
Thank you for weighing in. Check back next week for the results!
The Key to Recruitment and Retention: Transparency
We hear it all the time: Store managers and small business owners saying, “We can’t find good help these days.” Call it a recruitment crisis. Consider it a retention failure. One thing is clear: Many employers are struggling to find employees and keep them happy at work. Tim Winkeler serves as president and CEO of VIP Tires & Service, which has a facility in Worcester. In a world where even Zoom is calling employees back to the office, many employers understand the importance of in-person, face-to-face culture…
4 Ways to Reintegrate Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in Your Workplace Hiring and Supporting the Formerly Incarcerated
Many businesses claim to support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in their workplace, but one underrepresented group is all too often left out: formerly incarcerated individuals. Prevented from even having a chance at employment due to their past, formerly incarcerated individuals nevertheless bring to the table unique skills and qualities that can help alleviate the pressure of the labor issues many businesses face right now…
Last Week’s QOTW Poll Results:
Q: When you start a new job, what's most impactful for your success?
- Good training/onboarding - 56%
- Developing relationships at co. - 23%
- Understanding your duties - 21%
Roughly 90% of employees decide to stay or leave within the first 6 months on the job. The biggest factor is how well they were welcomed into the company. This includes training, learning processes and culture, as well as connecting with others. Taking the extra time to onboard people the right way means the investment you made in recruiting them won't go to waste. Need help with what candidates are looking for? The experts at Alaant are here to help.
Links to Leadership – 2023 Charity Golf Tournament - Proceeds to benefit the Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center (WERC). Monday, September 11, 2023 @ 9:30 am – 5pm at the Albany Country Club. Register, here.
WEBINAR: What You Need To Know About Reasonable Accommodations - Presented by Human Resources Today on September 14th, 2023 at 12:30pm EST. Register, here!
WERC’s 2023 Constellation Building Event: “Recharge Your Light From Within: So We Can Shine Brighter Together” – Presented by the Women’s Employment Resource Center (CDWERC) on Tuesday, October 17 @ 11:30am -1:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY. Sponsorships are available! Details, here.
About the Author
Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist
Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.