The SA Healthcare Affinity Group gathered for their monthly meeting to reflect on recent employer engagement workshops.  They also discussed one grantee’s efforts to build a strong student-employee pipeline to local hospital systems.

 

Initial Approach to Employer Recruitment

Grantee shared strategies or establishing employer engagements including:

  • Proactively building connections with employers ahead of time allows for an easier transition once grant details have been finalized.
  • Preparing employer contacts to effectively pitch apprenticeships to their HR departments is similarly crucial.

Useful Employer Engagement Tools and Strategies

  • Hold weekly and monthly meetings with all employer partners.
    • Regular communication helps the implementation team strengthen the relationship with employers as well as keeps them informed of the labor demands of the employers.
  • Develop stronger project management practices to help the implementation team stay on task.