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Goodwill TalentBridge Plays an Integral Role with Employer Partners

Posted by Mike Matus on April 30, 2019

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Goodwill TalentBridge,  our full service recruiting, staffing, training and placement firm, believes they play an integral role with our employer partners.In today’s highly competitive job market, what role does a staffing company play in employee satisfaction and retention? Goodwill TalentBridge, our full service recruiting, staffing, training and placement firm, believes they play an integral role with our employer partners.

With historically low unemployment rates, retaining employees can provide a strategic advantage for employers. Cost estimates vary dependent upon position but, with a range of 30 %– 150% of annual salary, the effects on a company’s bottom line can be devastating. It also affects the morale and engagement of the remaining employees. So, again, the question – what can a staffing firm do to assist employers in the retention effort?

For Goodwill TalentBridge, it starts with our connection to the Goodwill mission and, as importantly, our connection with the employers we serve. We not only focus on hours worked and job tasks, which are important, but we also listen intently and work diligently to gain meaningful insights into the organization. For us, it is incredibly important that we understand the culture and how they connect with their employees to help design a custom talent acquisition / workforce development strategy.
At times, it may mean helping our partners understand what changes should be made to help drive employee retention and satisfaction. While pay is important, it’s certainly not the only solution we deliver. So what do we do?

We help you find the right talent with the right skills for the right job. We connect job seekers with employers, using a variety of platforms, from more traditional recruiting and referral techniques, to the power of social networking.Recruit the right Employees

We help you find the right talent with the right skills for the right job. We connect job seekers with employers, using a variety of platforms, from more traditional recruiting and referral techniques, to the power of social networking. It’s not just placing someone in a role. It’s recruiting the right employees, through the vast network which Goodwill provides, to place the ideal candidate in a position which helps our partners keep their businesses moving forward.

Provide Training & Coaching

Finding the right person to fill open positions and providing training to ensure their success are two of the biggest challenges facing companies today. Employers are usually willing to provide the specialized, job-specific training necessary, but without the knowledge and background in specialized training, often times that gap seems impossible to bridge.

Goodwill can help. We have 100 years of experience in workforce development and training, and we have the reputation as a leader in this area. Through a collaboration with our Workforce Development team and Talentbridge we have the infrastructure in place to initiate training programs for our clients. In many cases, we place on-site management to help support our employees and our employer partner.

Of course, there is much more which needs to occur. It’s a complex issue requiring a multi-faceted approach to recruiting, training, compensation and recognition. With the mission of Goodwill as our guide, Goodwill TalentBridge can help you navigate through to a positive solution.

Written by Mike Matus

Mike Matus joined Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin in January, 2013 as the Vice President of Sales & Strategic Solutions. Mike’s responsibilities include the development of an integrated Employer Outreach / Business Development strategy across the entire organization. In his role, Mike works closely with the Mission Operations staff of Goodwill TalentBridge, Goodwill Laundry, Goodwill Manufacturing, Goodwill DataShield and Mission Services to drive and coordinate business development efforts to expand the Mission of Goodwill. Mike has spent over 20+ years in executive sales management in varied industries including: Packaging, Graphic Arts and Metal fabrication. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for J.L. Clark, a Clarcor company, specializing in custom metal and plastic packaging. He has served on several boards and received his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. Mike is currently a member of the MMAC, Executive Agenda, ACG and SAMA organizations.
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