What’s remarkable? Lots of things – depending on who you ask!
For employers it’s likely the fact they recruit in a free, no risk way. Selecting from a pre-screened pool of talent, employers don’t select those who can do the roles but those who have the ability to grow into their roles. This is key. The six week journey of Growing Talent enables both parties to be confident the match is right before the point of hire saving time and money.
For participants it’s likely the fact there is a permanent provisional job upfront – the prize they secure on successful completion. They don’t have to rely on trying to ‘sell’ their skills and potential through a cv to secure an interview nor explain gaps in skills, qualification, self-confidence if they manage to secure that elusive interview.
For JobCentre Plus (JCP) – it’s the fact their customers go into permanent jobs and learn skills to stay employed thereby not returning to benefits. In addition, many of their customers not selected by an employer for a permanent role, learn from feedback given to enhance their future employment approaches. While I quote 148 into permanent jobs – JCP will say the figure is much hire – which is great to hear!
For Care Leavers’ Organisations – employment is the critical key to leaving care confidently. Having a steady income enables everyone to make choices in their lives. It gives us all control. It isn’t enough to have somewhere safe to live without the means to pay the rent!
For me – it’s the fact a programme I designed, wrote and delivered is still being funded by a global financial services and is now on it’s 22nd programme! I never expected this and shows the critical key of never doubting yourself – if you do, you’ll talk yourself out of doing anything! If you keep going, you will find solutions for problems as they arise. I also find it remarkable how difficult it is to get this unique, free tool to employers and those looking for work.
Seth Godin – talks about the Purple Cow. When we have so much choice and so little time, we often don’t see what’s there unless it’s remarkable. Cost & risk free recruitment without any catch is remarkable and still doesn’t get ‘word of mouth spread’ What are your thoughts on spreading the word?