Accessibility Statement for Alaant.com

Alaant Workforce Solutions is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Alaant Workforce Solutions takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Alaant.com:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Alaant.com is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Alaant.com. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Alaant.com:

We try to respond to feedback within .

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Alaant.com relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Diversity & Inclusion in Recuiting and Staffing

We firmly believe that diversity strengthens our workforce and enhances our community.

We strive daily to build bridges into, and relationships with, organizations that represent and showcase the uniqueness of individuals and society: from age, race, gender and religion to socio-economic status, educational background, diverse abilities, sexual orientation, and more.
At Alaant, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is much more than a compliance issue; it’s part of our DNA. We consider it critical to helping employers attract, acquire, engage and retain a high-performing, world-class team.

Below is a sampling of the partnerships we’re engaged in that reinforce our mission of creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Have an idea for additional groups or initiatives we should be involved with?
Let us know, we’d love to hear them!

In the News

Miriam Dushane, Managing Partner, talks with local tv station CBS 6 on the topic of diversity and inclusion.

Alaant Diversity & Inclusion Partnerships

  • Albany Can Code

    We are passionate in our support of this unique program that helps to build our region’s software talent pipeline, with a particular focus on underrepresented socio-economic groups that have the aptitude to work in software but lack local options for training. From scholarships and sponsorships to our own Miriam Dushane’s service as Board Chair, we are all-in on Albany Can Code.

    Visit Site

  • Mission Accomplished
    Transition Services

    We are delighted to participate in these important programs that help aspiring young professionals prepare for the global economy with access to coaching, job training, and professional development. It is inspiring to give students a helping hand as they find their passion and purpose, gain clarity on their next steps, and build confidence in their ability to transition into higher education, the workforce, and a fruitful life.

    Visit Site

  • New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities

    We are proud to have taken the EmployAbility Inclusive Workforce Pledge, which recognizes our commitment “to the spirit of inclusivity by employing qualified individuals with disabilities and providing everyone full opportunities to be our patrons and customers.” This pool of candidates represents a tremendous untapped resource of qualified employees.

    Visit Site

  • Tech Valley High School

    We have significant involvement with this novel regional public high school built on the principles of project-based learning and collaboration. This includes participating in the TVHS Business Alliance, which works to ensure a strong linkage and ongoing interaction between the real world of work in an emerging technologies community and the school’s curriculum and activities, and the TVHS Foundation, which solicits financial support, so students have the necessary classroom resources for studies in advanced STEM-focused, project-based education.

    Visit Site

  • VETCON

    We are privileged to support and participate in the mission of the Veterans in Economic Transition Conference (VETCON), which encourages growth through education, entrepreneurship, and employment. In so doing, we strive to increase veteran prospects for independence and self-sufficiency through access to educational resources and entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Visit Site

  • Women’s Employment
    & Resource Center

    We are excited to support and sponsor events and activities for this not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing women’s success in the workplace by building their economic and personal independence. We also offer employment expertise to assist the mission of WERC, which has provided quality workforce development services to thousands of women who have lost their source of income due to the death, divorce, separation, disability, or dislocation of a spouse, or who are single mothers.

    Visit Site

Continue reading

Alaant Hiring Index - Fall 2018

11.05.2018

Alaant Hiring Index - Fall 2018

Capital Region Employers Expect to Add Jobs in the New Year, But Challenges in Filling Them Will Persist, According to the Alaant Hiring Index

Fall 2018 survey shows 71 percent of companies are optimistic about job growth, at the same time 75 percent of employers characterize hiring as challenging. Albany, NY – Capital Region employers expect to add jobs through the end of this year and maintain that momentum in 2019, even as it remains difficult to find qualified candidates to fill them. That’s according to the Fall 2018 Alaant Hiring Index released today by Alaant Workforce Solutions (Alaant), the Capital Region’s leading professional workforce services firm. The survey, which captured responses from 88 human resource and hiring managers – split evenly between those from companies with more or less than 200 employees – was conducted between October 2 and 18 by Alaant, formerly Linium Recruiting. Asked about their plans for hiring to finish 2018 and start the new year, 58 percent of employers said they expect to add jobs, down from 68 percent in the spring, but up from 55 percent a year ago, and 51 percent the previous year. Additionally, 71 percent of companies described themselves as either very optimistic or optimistic about their expectations for job growth over the next year. At the same time, the task of filling a growing number of positions remains a significant issue: 75 percent of employers expect hiring to be either a significant challenge or challenging over the next six months, up from 60 percent in the spring and on par with 73 percent last year. “We’re encouraged that Capital Region employers expect to finish the year on a high note and continue to grow in 2019. That speaks volumes about the strength and diversity of the region’s economy,” said Miriam Dushane, Managing Partner of Alaant Workforce Solutions. “Now, amid one of the tightest labor markets in history, companies must remain vigilant and proactive to put a workforce in place that will drive performance and build their bottom line.” Two factors persist as the biggest challenges affecting the ability to hire: salary and wage demands, named by 36 percent of employers, and the skills gap, cited by 35 percent. Asked where they are finding qualified candidates, 71 percent said within the Capital Region, and 23 percent said a mix of within and outside the region, nearly identical from the spring survey. And, in terms of where job opportunities are expanding the fastest, information technology (IT), at 28 percent, and health care, at 20 percent, are the fields showing the most growth. Customer service, sales and marketing accounted for 15 percent. Launched in the fall of 2015, the Alaant Hiring Index is designed to give companies unique insight into the Capital Region’s job market, including the trends, challenges and opportunities associated with recruiting highly skilled employees. The next index will be released in spring 2019. Alaant Workforce Solutions, formerly Linium Recruiting, was recognized by Forbes in both 2017 and 2018 on its exclusive list of America's Best Recruiting Firms. The company also received the prestigious Inavero's Best of Staffing Client Award® for excellence in client service in both 2017 and 2018, an honor bestowed on fewer than 2 percent of all staffing agencies in North America. The full survey results can be found here

About Alaant Workforce Solutions. For nearly two decades, Alaant has delivered a full suite of consulting and recruitment services that enable employers to attract, hire and retain the best employees, strengthen business performance, and accelerate growth and profitability. Alaant’s team of employment experts uses innovative recruiting tools and solutions, creates effective Employer Brand Strategies, and provides exceptional RPO capabilities, always guided by a personal engagement with both candidates and employers, and a recognized commitment to integrity and excellence.

Back to Blog

Continue reading

joseph monahan alaant workforce solutions healthcare

Joseph Monahan

Director, Healthcare Recruitment Division
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ph 518.322.8397

  • Sector Focus

    Healthcare:
    Physicians  
    Nurse Practitioners
    Healthcare Case Management 
    Healthcare Executive Management

  • Years of Experience

    5+
  • Education

    Bachelor’s Degree Vassar College, Doctor of Medicine Albany Medical College

Bio

Joseph has joined the team as Director of the Healthcare Recruitment Division. With his history as a retired primary care physician, former chairman of the board of a large local health insurance carrier and successful business developer and recruiter in the staffing industry, ‘Dr. Joe” has his finger on the pulse of the healthcare space.

With a focus on establishing and maintaining client relationships, Joe is tuned in to the talent acquisition needs of companies in the Capital Region and beyond. He takes great pride in using his in-depth knowledge of healthcare and consultative approach to help organizations find the kind of employee who will be a long term and loyal asset.

Joe is a proud member of the National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR) and is currently working towards his certification.

NAHCR Logo CMYKMember2

Back to Albany Office

Contact Us

Continue reading

Miriam Dushane

PHR, SHRM-CP, Managing Partner

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ph 518.689.3138

  • Sector Focus

    Management Strategy
    Human Resources
    Talent Acquisition

  • Years of Experience

    18
  • Certifications

    SHRM-CP, 2015-Present
    PHR, HR Certification Institute

Bio

Miriam Dushane is Managing Partner of Alaant Workforce Solutions, which is recognized as one of the nation’s leading firms in helping employers attract, acquire, engage and retain the best talent.

Headquartered in Albany, NY, Alaant is the next generation of Linium Recruiting, which Ms. Dushane launched in 2006 and built into a regional powerhouse. Generating more than $10 million in annual revenue while placing more than 3,000 professionals with over 300 companies, the firm has been recognized by Forbes for three years in a row (2017-2019) on its exclusive list of America’s Best Recruiting Firms. The company also received the prestigious ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® Client Award for excellence in client service for the past three consecutive years (2017-19) – an honor bestowed on fewer than 2 percent of all staffing agencies in North America – and in 2019, received a Best of Staffing® Talent Award in its initial pursuit. And, it was chosen in 2016 by the Albany Business Review as one of the Capital Region’s Best Places to Work.

In September 2018, Ms. Dushane rebranded the business as Alaant, broadening its expertise and resources to expand into two innovative practice areas – Employer Brand Strategy and Talent Acquisition Partnerships – that enable employers to build motivated, high-performing workforces for long-term success. Ms. Dushane is responsible for oversight of all operations, including recruitment efforts, business development, complete P&L, and employee management.

A SHRM Certified Professional and PHR with more than 20 years of human resources experience, Ms. Dushane specializes in recruitment, employee relations, and training and development, serving industries that include IT, science and engineering, health care, accounting and sales. Her career has been guided by two central tenets: always doing the right thing over turning a profit, and leading by example.

Ms. Dushane is a passionate community advocate and leader, recognized for her service to a host of organizations focused on education and workforce development. She is currently Board Chair of Albany Can Code, a nonprofit organization providing skills training in computer programming, which she joined in 2016. She is also on the board of the Tech Valley High School Foundation, and prior to that served a three-year term on the Tech Valley High School Business Alliance. Ms. Dushane has been active for many years in the Capital Region Human Resource Association, serving as Chair of the Legislative and Public Relations Committees and Secretary of the Executive Committee. In 2015, she was recognized as a Woman of Excellence by the Capital Region Chamber in the category of Excellence in Management (1-99 employees), and in 2017, she was honored by the Albany Business Review as one of its Women Who Mean Business.

Back to Albany Office

Contact Us

Continue reading