Tapping Into the Power of Community

There’s no question the pandemic has wrought pain and suffering that, unfortunately, have had and will leave a lasting impact. Amid the challenges, there’s also been a silver lining: we’ve gained a new appreciation of how interconnected we are – not only as families, friends and neighbors, but also as employees, businesses, and industries. We more fully realize we’re all in this together, and our ability to sink or swim is contingent on how well we collectively navigate difficult situations such as this.

This reckoning has also led many to re-discover the power of community, and more specifically, the potential to lift up other people and organizations. We’re proud to say this has always been part of the DNA at Alaant Workforce Solutions. Whether we’re helping candidates find meaningful careers, or connecting companies with great employees, we’re helping to build a stronger community for everyone.

 Why community is important

It is by design that Alaant team members become involved in the communities we serve. The act of volunteering our time and talent is truly an investment in the place we call home. It feels great to know we’re supporting organizations and causes that are making valuable contributions to serve those in need.

Importantly, as we contribute to the well-being of our region, we also learn more about what makes it tick. We get to feel the pulse, to know the heartbeat, of our community. Armed with that knowledge, we’re able to more effectively serve our candidates and clients, which brings everything full circle.

 How Alaant is involved in our communities

There are so many worthy nonprofit organizations in our region, and we’re privileged to support many of them. Oftentimes, our staff becomes involved with groups that have personal meaning or a special connection. The long list of agencies for which our team members contribute their passion and skills includes CanCode Communities, the Capital District Women’s Employment and Resource Center, the SEAT Center, Everyday Warriors, and the Stand Up and Play Foundation.

Additionally, we are engaged in several initiatives designed to bring professionals together, and to foster career and business opportunities. These include our involvement in the New York Tech Loop and the bi-weekly 518 Business Connect Virtual Networking, a partnership with our friends at Groff Networks.

And, we stay actively involved in business and industry organizations that give us insight into the labor market, including the latest trends in attracting, hiring and retaining employees, and keep us informed about new career opportunities for our candidates and potential talent for our clients. These groups include the Capital Region Human Resource Association, Capital Region Recruiters' Network, and the Saratoga County Chamber HR Council.

At Alaant, we believe it’s only possible to serve your community if you’re part of it – and by that, we mean getting deeply involved in making it a better place to live, work and play. We’re fully focused on that mission, and in the end, it leaves us better positioned to provide the support and services our candidates and clients need.

Want to learn more about our commitment to community, and how it can help your career or company? Contact us today and let’s get the conversation started!

About the Author

Tom Schin Director, Talent Acquisition Partnerships & Recruiting Consulting Services for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Tom SchinDirector, Talent Acquisition Partnerships & Recruiting Consulting Services

When he’s not working, Tom is an avid board game enthusiast, from Catan to Canasta, who makes sure game night is fun for everyone (even though they’ll probably lose). He’s also fond of celebrating his status as a child of the ‘80s by watching Star Wars, listening to U2, and reminiscing about his (gone-but-not-forgotten) Andre Agassi haircut.