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2nd Chance Hiring, Job Seekers Are People, and More!

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The Alaant Advisor is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

The Spring Hiring Index Survey is Coming Next Week!

The Spring Hiring Index Survey is Coming Next Week!

The Spring 2023 Alaant Hiring Index survey is almost here! Your feedback is vital to helping measure the Capital Region’s job market. Is hiring getting any easier? What are the biggest challenges? What are your expectations for the rest of the year? The survey goes live next Wednesday, May 3rd.

Last Week’s QOTW Poll Results:

Q:  Do you know how much turnover cost you in 2022?  

  • $0-10K - 8%
  • More than $10K - 60%
  • I don’t know. Scared to look. - 32%

Employee turnover has many costs – not the least of which is morale from losing a productive and valued colleague. Scales of hard costs can range from 50% to 150% of the annual compensation level of the individual who is leaving.

Here are some of the elements which factor into the cost:

  • Time of the employees who are filling in
  • Advertising
  • Recruiting team (posting, sourcing, screening, interviewing)
  • Training of new hire (remember your new hire and trainers/others involved will have reduced productivity during their ramp-up period)

Need help with finding the right person to fill their shoes? Reach out today!

Community Events:

Our Hour In-Person Happy Hour - All are invited to the March Our Hour In-Person Happy Hour on Thursday, April 27th @ 5pm at June's Restaurant - Rensselaer, NY Register, here!

518 Business Connect - Virtual Networking EventPresented by Alaant & Groff Networks on Thursday, May 4, 11am-12pm. Register, here

Why Accessibility Matters to Your BusinessPresented by Overit this panel discussion will be held on Thursday, May 4 at 12-2:15pm virtually on Zoom OR in-person at Overit - Albany, NY. Register, here.

2023 CRHRA / CRATD Annual Conference Presented by The Capital Region Human Resource Association and The Association for Talent Development (Capital Region Chapter) on Friday, May 5th @ 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY. Register now, here!

NYSA Annual Leadership & Growth Summit “Preparing Now to Drive the Future” - Presented by the NY Staffing Association on May 10th-11th in Armonk, NY. Register now here

Tech Valley High School Design Expo – Presented by Tech Valley High School on Wednesday, May 17 @ 1-2pm. Learn more & register, here. 

15th Annual First Impressions Second Chance – Presented by The Capital District Women’s Employment Resource Center (WERC) on June 6th @ 5-7pm at the Pruyn House, Latham, NY. Register, here!

About the Author

Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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