When Johnnieanne Hansen began her role as Director of Workforce Development and Apprentice Coordinator for the Council of Industry her first priority was to recruit companies to participate in the newly formed Intermediary Apprentice Program. As she began to pitch the idea she found that many Hudson Valley manufacturers also needed help with recruiting. Thus, in Spring 2018 the Collaborative Recruiting Initiative was hatched.
We know that providing internships is one of the best recruitment strategies a company can have. It opens a channel from a school to your company, serves as a “get to know you” period where both parties get a chance to see if there is a good fit, while at the same time enables you to get some needed work done at your business. Find out what the Council of Industry is doing to help you recruit interns for this summer.
The Council of Industry's Collaborative Recruitment Initiative has been instrumental in helping members fill open positions throughout their companies. Debra Sherman's story is a testament to just how valuable the initiative has been for members who fully utilize its capabilities. In just 5 short months Debra has posted 17 jobs and successfully filled 10 positions. View the full article to learn more about the Collaborative Recruitment Initiative and how it can benefit all members.