Capital Resource Network

FAQ

Why does an employer benefit from using CRN?

Data shows that it can cost an employer between 2-3 times the employee’s salary to lose that employee within the first three years.  Not only does a service like CRN help to reduce expensive employee turnover, CRN professionally helps to navigate the new-hire’s questions and needs, leaving him or her to focus on the new job.

How can this resource be beneficial to the new hire and their family?

Providing a friendly and knowledgeable point of contact from the get-go is critical to a smooth transition and strong, long-term bond. CRN services are designed to reduce the stress of relocation by helping to connect a new-hire and family to locally vetted services and programs. As a well-connected, neutral point of contact, CRN is ideal for seeking solutions to everyday questions and needs.  From finding swim lessons, to finding special needs resources for children, a veterinarian, realtor, or bank, etc, CRN actively manages the new-hire and family relationship for a smart start and long-term commitment to the Capital Region.

How quickly can a new-hire get started with CRN?

A new-hire can start utilizing CRN services very quickly.  Once referred to CRN, CRN will set-up a confidential interview with the new-hire and family to learn about their needs and interests. The CRN's service period is 20 hours or up to 6 months. 

How does the Dual Career Support work?

CRN provides spouses and partners of new-hire professionals with multiple strategies of support towards their search for employment in the Captial Region. Support is customized to each individual as discussed during the new-hire's frist confidential, in-depth meeting with CRN. Strategies include coordination of informational networking meetings, assistance with resume and other application materials as necessary and parnering with the client to research leads. 

What is an Informational Networking Interview?

Interviewees and interviewers are matched based on professional expertise.  The 30-minute interview does not guarantee employment; it offers access to invaluable job search elements such as advice regarding the local landscape for particular work, questions about potential job openings, possible referrals to colleagues, invaluable professional networking and an essential in person exchange.

If the executive/professional hired has a partner/spouse who is NOT seeking an executive level position, is the dual career support still a helpful resource for a job search?

Yes.  CRN works with area recruiters to provide an additional system of employment opportunities.

Are there any specific accommodations made for international hires?

CRN works well with international clients to help serve as a local advocate in their relocation preparations prior to the clients arrival to the US. Helping to find housing so that the family has a landing place when they arrive is a common use of the program. Other reseources might include information about taking the DMV's written and practical exams, banking, and everyday challenges such as size conversions.

What type of follow-up is provided to the new-hire after the initial move to the region?

In addition to serving as an ongoing resource for questions, sharing information on events and sending notices about volunteer and other social opportunities, CRN checks-in with the new-hire and family on a regular monthly basis for their first six months in the region.