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Is your company growing? There are resources to make it easier
This is the first in a series about programs and resources in Tacoma-Pierce County to help businesses grow and expand.
When business booms, companies want to ensure they are adequately staffed, and have the right people in the right jobs. For some businesses, especially small and medium-sized operations that have a limited or nonexistent human resources department, the process of advertising positions, sifting through resumes, scheduling and conducting interviews, and screening candidates is daunting. And it diverts focus from what’s most important…running a successful business.
WorkForce Central has a solution.
“At WorkForce Central, we believe in pursing greater economic vitality for everyone, and that includes businesses,” said WorkForce Central CEO Linda Nguyen. “When we’re efficient at connecting the right workers with the right opportunities, our economy functions best. That’s why we invest in ResCare Business Solutions to help businesses help themselves.”
ResCare Business Solutions is like an outsourced human resources department, offering a full range of services from recruitment through training. Not every business needs the same type of help. That’s why the ResCare team takes a high-touch, one-on-one approach to right-size their services to just about any need. And most services are free.
Here are two examples of how ResCare Business Solutions lends a hand:
- Triple Lantern, a Spokane-based personal investigation service, was looking to expand to Pierce County and needed to hire security officers. Hiring manager John Catterson wasn’t sure where to begin. ResCare Business Solutions posted the position on various job boards, prescreened applicants and scheduled interviews. When bad weather prevented Catterson from making the trip to the west side, ResCare associates conducted the interviews.
- When State Farm needed to hire people for their downtown Tacoma location, ResCare teamed with recruiter Cliff Brown to plan a hiring event. In addition to organizing and promoting the event, ResCare associates invited State Farm to present at an Employment Services Collaborative (ESC) meeting. The forum provided State Farm the opportunity speak with community partners and organizations about the company and open jobs, and plug the upcoming hiring event. On the day of the event, 35 qualified, prospective employees turned out.
ResCare Business Solutions is just one way WorkForce Central is working to prepare and grow Pierce County’s workforce to align with employer needs. To learn more, visit workforce-central.org.