Small Business Workshop - Competency-Based Hiring: A Competitive Edge

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Estes Valley Library
Hondius Community Room

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Due to low registration, this class is postponed. -chw

Competency-Based Hiring: A Competitive Edge

In an increasingly competitive employment marketplace marked by full employment, underemployment and skills gaps, employers need all the tools they can find to identify, attract and keep superior talent.
If you’re not finding the right talent, you may not be looking at the right people.

The Larimer County Workforce Center and Skillful, a business support nonprofit, are helping employers find and retain the right employees with the right skills.

An employer training series called Skill Works helps small- to mid-sized businesses modernize their recruitment, hiring and training practices. This series makes it easier to find, retain and develop the right employees with the right skills.

Research shows that competency-based hiring is two to five times more effective than other methods for selecting successful employees who stick with you. Companies are enjoying reductions in hiring costs, time-to-hire and staff turnover. That means big impact on the bottom line.

Participants in Skill Works will achieve these outcomes:

Job Posting and Candidate Screening – Learn how to attract the best candidates and then screen them according to skills and competencies – and avoid screening out highly qualified candidates!

Interviewing and Selection – Freshen your approach with techniques to ask the right questions that ensure the best qualified candidates advance in your hiring process. 

Onboarding and Training – Once you’ve identified the most promising candidates, acclimate them to ensure their success and yours. Safeguard your hiring time and money by investing in the growth of new people so they’ll stay with you for the long term.  

Presented cooperatively by Skillful Colorado and the Larimer County Workforce Center Business Services Team

Event Type(s): Small Business
Cheryl Homan-Wendell

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