Hiring and recruitment are full of unknowns. More than ever, businesses want to make certain current and potential employees have the basic work skills necessary to successfully perform key job duties. In the Greater Richmond region, dozens of employers connect the right person for the right job using the results of the Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). As part of its mission to benefit economic development and workforce needs in Central Virginia, the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) offers individuals and companies these assessments of workplace skills.
There are two areas of evaluation in the recruitment process: 1) Are they qualified to do the job? 2) How will they fit into our organization’s culture? I’ll leave the latter to your judgement. But, the former comes with its own set of challenges.
It’s unfortunate, but increasingly candidates have started “enhancing” their resumes to convey experience or technical skills they do not have. This can make finding qualified candidates even more difficult. Extensive interviews can reveal weak skill sets if they are focused enough, but many know the buzz words and can easily hold a conversation about a topic in which they have no real experience.
Searching for a productive way to transition from summer to fall? Take a look at the many unique programs in the new CCWA catalog, now online and on shelves at Martin’s Food Markets.
Whether you are considering the benefits of exploring a new career or searching for interesting topics to springboard your professional development, CCWA can help you achieve your goals with a multitude of offerings like the new two-day film program, Get Your Start in the Film Industry.
In partnership with the Association for Operations Management (APICS), CCWA offers prep courses required for the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) exam candidates.
APICS members can present valid ID for a tuition discount. Registration will include a participant workbook and sample test questions. Other CIPM materials may be ordered directly from National APICS website.