Business Retention | Expansion
The BRE team made 18 visits in March and provided assistance to 15 of the companies visited.
The team connects companies to a variety of resources that provide education, training, and other types of support, or potential supply chain partners, customers, and important connections.
A subject brought up frequently by companies visited is transportation.
The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has numerous options available to support business via its RTC SmartTrips program. These include bus pass subsidies, RTC Vanpool, Commuter Benefits, RTC Rideshare, and the Guaranteed Ride Home backup plan for those that miss their carpool or vanpool connection. For more information, go here.
Looking for a private employee transportation solution?
My Ride to Work (MRTW) is a premier transportation company offering safe, reliable and comfortable transportation services to and from work. My Ride to Work partners with businesses to offer employees a means of reliable and consistent transportation. Solutions such as My Ride to Work can have many benefits including increased retention and more reliable attendance, and can be a market differentiation for recruiting employees. For more information, go to www.myridetowork.com or contact them at 775.386.2218.
Congratulations to Horiba Instruments Inc., a world leader in gas and chemical analysis and process control, who will be expanding in the region.
Horiba’s Advanced Technologies Group, hopes to add a number of senior level and experienced engineering managers, scientists and high level resources to its team over the next two years, and will be making a significant investment in the region.
Curious about the state of the American Workplace?
Gallup developed the State of the American Workplace report using data collected from more than 195,000 U.S. employees. Over the next few editions of the BRE Executive Update report, we will be sharing some key insights from their report. Why is a focus on employee retention so important? Per the report, “51% of U.S. employees say they are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings.” They go on to add that, “The more that employees believe the job market is opening up, the less likely they may be to stay in a role that doesn’t meet their needs and expectations.” For the full report, (212 pages), go here.
We are all recruiters!
If you know someone from outside the area who is interested in job or career opportunities in the region, make sure they check out this Tips for Seekers sheet, which includes links to EDAWN’s primary company list and the new WhyReno.org website, which identifies additional resources for those considering a career in Northern Nevada.
Biggest Little Recruiting Tip
Employee Retention through Home Ownership. The Nevada Housing Division has three programs to make home ownership possible with grants towards down payments, annual IRS tax credits and special lower interest rates for veterans. For more information, contact Dwight Pace at 775.687.2236
The TMCC College to Career Information Meeting on April 13th is for adult prospective students to discuss how to get started and support adult students.
If you have clients or friends looking for work, be sure they get registered and enter detailed information about their work history and skills in the Nevada JobConnect database.
Nevada JobConnect regularly search this database for people to fill the local open jobs.
Reno’s Best Places to Work Program is celebrating their 10 year anniversary!
This initiative began in 2008 to honor organizations who deliver an outstanding work experience. Northern Nevada Human Resources Association (NNHRA) believes that all workplaces should strive to be a Best Place to Work. This Special 2017 10th Anniversary Gala, includes dinner, entertainment and recognition of their extraordinary participants and winners. The event will be held at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Sierra Nevada Section (SNS) will hold its Recognition Banquet, Wednesday, May 17th, 5:30pm at the National Automobile Museum.
(See attached). Nominations for the ASPIRE, ADVANCE Awards are due by April 21st, 2017. Categories include recognition for Junior and Senior High School girls, new members and UNR SWE graduates. Corporations are encouraged to recognize women or men in their business that support diversity and inclusion as well as STEM outreach though the ACHIEVE Award. ACHIEVE nominations are also due by April 21st, 2017 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major Investor of the Week
Chase International Real Estate is an independent real estate firm featuring 10 offices around the Lake Tahoe/Reno/Carson Valley region to provide our clients with the best possible customer service and local expertise available.