Research shows that investments in your hiring practices and job structure can lead to employees who, on average, stay longer and are more productive. We will update this section with guides that can help you address six key areas. We encourage you to explore each area and identify one change you can implement and test at a time.
Find resources to help your employees find and live their purpose with United Way of Central Iowa's Powered by Purpose project:
We are developing additional guides in these areas:
Central Iowa has job seekers who are eager to fill jobs but face barriers that keep them from accessing your opportunities. Here are ways you can expand your hiring pool with employees who bring skills, diversity, and commitment to your workforce.
One out of every 20 U.S. citizens will serve time in prison in their lifetime and most will return to our communities. Hiring individuals with criminal records can help you build a loyal, hard working workforce and receive incentives. This guide provides recommendations for recruiting and hiring people with a record and answers frequently asked questions.
For additional support in building your thriving workforce, use these resources.
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