This Week’s Spotlight - Donate Life NYS, Building A Diverse Company, and Much More!
Each week we invite you to answer our Quick Poll on all things workforce & recruiting!
Q: Does your hiring (from job post to start date) cycle take more than 30 days?
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Thank you in advance for weighing in. For last week's results read on!
The Alaant Spotlight features local leaders and businesses to highlight the great work they are doing in our community, sharing their career advice and/or secrets to success—in their own words. They are the people making a powerful impact for good across our region. Get to know Robyn Haberman, Director, Outreach & Communications and Donate Life New York State….
Considering returning your hiring practices back to pre-pandemic times? Alaant's Managing Partner, Miriam Dushane weighs in on why you may want to reconsider...
Pandemic or not, there are plenty of jobs out there for people who want them, say local business executives. Filling those jobs, though, is an entirely different matter. Just about every business leader we spoke with relayed stories about how hard it’s been to fill certain positions even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic made it harder since many women left the workforce to care for their kids as schools closed or went to hybrid models where youngsters were home for a few days each week…
One of the most important lessons employers have learned during the pandemic is that remote workers can be valuable contributors to an organization. Not only has productivity not fallen with employees working from outside the office, many studies point to higher levels of productivity in the remote and hybrid working environment. This realization has prompted an increasing number of employers to actively recruit remote employees…
America — and American business — is undergoing much-needed soul searching about race and equity in the workplace. Corporations across America are affirming their commitments to diversity. Yet commitments have been made before, and to date, diversity efforts have struggled to deliver. Since tech giants began issuing diversity reports in 2014, progress has been slow…
Q: Do you set performance goals with new hires to evaluate after their first 30, 60 & 90 days?
Not all roles are the same of course, but if your new hire has a great experience, they are more likely to share that with friends, and former co-workers, which increases your brand value in this competitive hiring market. PLUS, it makes them feel good. Why wouldn’t you want a new hire to feel great about what they’re learning, experiencing, and doing in those formative months of your work relationship?
Giving new employees a game plan of what to expect (think college syllabus), it gives them their figurative Google Map to learning the ropes at your organization. Everything from who the power users are, to where the good coffee is hidden. When employees feel good about their experience, they’re going to ask better questions, fit in with co-workers, and be more productive in their day-to-day activities.
Need a little guidance? This resource can help get you started off on the right foot: How to Write the Perfect 90-Day Plan.
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.