- Why does an employer benefit from using the Capital Resource Network?
Data has shown that it can cost an employer up to 2-3 times the employee’s salary when losing that employee within the first three years. Not only does the CRN services help with talent retention, but we also help to answer all of our new-hire’s questions while addressing their needs – leaving him or her to focus solely on the new job.
- How can the Capital Resource Network be beneficial to the new-hire and their family?
- Providing a knowledgeable and friendly point of contact in the beginning of a new-hire’s transition is critical; allowing for a smooth entry into their job and living community. This process helps with building long-term and loyal bonds to those employers who are providing the CRN services and reducing the stressors associated with relocation. We help to connect new-hires and their family members to locally vetted services and programs. As a well-connected, neutral point of contact, the CRN is ideal for seeking solutions to everyday questions and needs ranging from finding swim lessons, to locating special needs resources for children, recommending a veterinarian, realtor, or a bank. The CRN proactively supports the new-hire and family relationship for an efficient and smart start while establishing their long-term commitment to the Capital Region.
- How quickly can a new-hire get started with CRN?
- A new-hire can start utilizing the CRN services very quickly. Once referred to the CRN, the staff will set-up a confidential intake meeting with the new-hire and their family to learn about their priorities, requests, and interests. The CRN's service period is 20 hours or up to 6 months.
- How does the Dual Career Support work?
- The CRN works directly with the spouse/partner of the new employee to develop multiple strategies for gaining employment in the region at a quicker rate through career counseling, professional networking, and strategic informational interviews with regional employers.
- What is an Informational / Networking Interview?
- An informational networking meeting is a conversation with a professional working in a field(s) that interests you. Typically, this is a 30 minute in-person meeting; it is aimed to build rapport, network, gain company insight and advice regarding the local job market and to help position you to tap into the “hidden job market.” An info-interview is not a job interview and the objective isn’t to ask for a job but to inquire and be kept in mind for potential job opportunities OR even refer you to colleagues who do have job opportunities.
- Is the Dual Career Support still helpful for a job search if the new-hire has a partner/spouse who is NOT seeking an executive level position?
Yes. The CRN works with area recruiters of all industries and all levels to provide an additional system of employment opportunities.
- Are there any specific accommodations made for international hires?
- The CRN works well with international clients and helps serve as a local advocate in their relocation preparations prior to the client’s arrival to the United States. One of the most common uses of the CRN program is to assist with finding housing so that the family has the comforts of securing a landing place for when they arrive. Other resources may include inquiries on where and when to take the DMV's written and practical exams, where to bank, or even the everyday challenges such as size conversions, public transportation ideas, community culture, or where to eat! The CRN takes great pride in welcoming our international clients into the Capital Region and helping them to adjust into a warm community environment.
- 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, support, sharing information on events, dual career support opportunities, and sending notices about volunteer and other social opportunities, the CRN checks-in with the new-hire and family on a regular basis for their first six months in the region.