Presentation on theme: "LISA CAMPBELL RAEANN OLANDER GOODWILL OF SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Taking an Employer Relations Approach to Placement."— Presentation transcript:
LISA CAMPBELL RAEANN OLANDER GOODWILL OF SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Taking an Employer Relations Approach to Placement
History of Employer Relations at GSWPA Large and complex organization Feedback from employers Best practices research Traditional placement model vs employer relations Traditional Placement ModelEmployer Relations Model Job seeker as the primary customer and employer is a means to the end Employer is a primary customer Resources allocated solely to job seeker support Resources allocated to job seeker support AND to employer relationships Once the placement is made or the retention period is met, staff move on Employer relations staff remain engaged with employer s over the long-term Staff hold information close If the employer is happy, regardless of who’s job seeker is placed, it’s a win for the agency. A lot of sharing of information
Goodwill’s Employer Relations Philosophy What do employers need? What’s the job seekers next move?
Focus on Employer as Primary Customer Focus is on identifying, developing, maintaining, and growing effective relationships with area employers to advance the workforce development mission of Goodwill SWPA