These help sustain careers & find talent!
Here we are with our first blog entry, announcing that the NEW EaRN website is up and running! Thanks to the many people who made this possible--not the least of which are the 100's of people who have been Work Search Roundtablers, our generous donors and supporters of gifts-in-kind, the EaRN Board, the EaRN Management Team, and of course our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer, Jesus Christ, who's been guiding us.
A new partnership between EaRN and Simplicity Tactics LLC gives EaRN ministries and job seekers another rich resource for finding work and staying employable.
HeartsandSmarts.org is a website developed by Simplicity Tactics LLC. This consulting firm, co-owned by Tom Stanfield who had previously recruited for more than a decade and coordinated internships with a Midwest-based steel processing firm, found that having a behavioral profile from job seekers as part of the individual’s qualifications posting on a job/resume website significantly improved recruiting and new hire fit and performance. “By having a profile for a position from the manager and a profile from seekers, we found a much improved match for both the company and the new employee. It created win-win for both parties,” said Stanfield.
The EaRN founders also recognized the match of the behavioral preferences EaRN coaches job seekers in learning with the Hearts and Smarts approach immediately after meeting Stanfield. “We could see the advantages to the EaRN ministry and to the people volunteering and seeking work,” said EaRN co-founders Ken Soper, Bruce Hakim and Frank Bettig.
All EaRN volunteers and job seekers have access to Hearts and Smarts through the EaRN website’s Resources section on each user’s dashboard.
EaRN’s new website is organized in such a fashion that EaRN volunteers, job seekers and ministry coordinators will have an easy time finding their way to the resources they need. All resource materials as well as the EaRN training and operations manual are available to be read online and can be downloaded in pdf format for the volunteers and job seeker’s personal use.
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