Do you struggle to find and retain good employees?

  • Plenty of applicants apply for your jobs, but they don't have the right skills
  • You sit through interviews with applicants who don't seem to care about the job
  • Your organization aims to hire a more diverse workforce
  • Turnover creates a constant hiring cycle 

You play a critical role in making sure your company has the best talent to serve your customers and meet your company's goals. A good jobs strategy can help you earn a high return on your investment of time and costs and build your reputation as a company that lives its values of making central Iowa better for everyone. 

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Central Iowa Works is a workforce intermediary

We work with a large pool of untapped talent—individuals with a proven track record of working hard and gaining skills, who want to work for an organization long-term, but struggle to apply for better jobs.

We also partner with employers to implement new strategies that can help you attract and retain these quality candidates. Research shows over time, our solutions can lead to a workforce with higher productivity and lower turnover.

BUILD YOUR THRIVING WORKFORCE

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FIND IDEAS

Read our blog for facts, tips, and examples you can use in your work.

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READ GUIDES

Find free advice for implementing specific strategies. 

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DISCUSS

Join a sector-based meeting to collaborate on new solutions. 

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"We all need to think more creatively in our practices and our structure. We need to get ahead rather than constantly reacting to what’s going on."

- Kristen Amfahr-Cox, General Manager of Staybridge Suites

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Partners in business, nonprofit, government, and community work with us on these efforts.

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Employers have experienced what it's like returning from prison through a re-entry simulation.

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Individuals have received training for health care jobs. 7 out of 10 represent minority populations.

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Recently promoted retail supervisors have participated in a new training to build career skills.

Monae Woods landscape arms crossedA Path She Chose

Monae Woods was living in her car without heat in the middle of winter trying to find a job that would pay her bills. Now this high school graduate is working full time and earning her business degree. 

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We can help you through the process:

Step 1:  ASSESS

Consider your current workforce challenges and identify an area to focus on using these frameworks

FIND STRATEGIES

Step 2:  IMPLEMENT

Read one of our guides and identify a strategy you could implement to solve your workforce challenge. 

LINK TO GUIDES

Step 3:  EVALUATE

Track the results of implementing your strategy and make adjustments or try a new strategy. We can help you problem solve.  

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