30 Ways to |
as a New Employee
Supplemental Guide for Agency and Employer Use
30 Ways to Shine is a work-based skill development program designed for new employees with the purpose of increasing job retention by promoting effective workplace habits, attitudes and choices. The ultimate goal of this program is not merely to encourage job maintenance, but to foster in the new employee a feeling of personal power, desire and responsibility leading towards job satisfaction and ongoing career development.
New Realities Presenting Urgency of and Challenges to Job Retention
In the past 20 years, I have witnessed the focus of employment and training programs change from "job training" (Let’s just get them some skills!) to "job placement" (Let’s just get them a job!) to "job retention" (Let’s just get them…. ???) Unlike job training and job placement we cannot "get" people job retention. Job maintenance and career development is fought and earned by the employee him/herself and cannot be promised or guaranteed by a program or agency.
This is a hard reality to grapple with in the day of welfare reform and other programs touting "personal responsibility" as the panacea for dependence on social assistance. Enabling people to become self-sufficient and independent of the system is a noble and worthy goal. But the challenges faced by real people whose families’ well-being are at stake while in the pursuit of this goal are monumental. Just to name a few:
Underlying Beliefs of 30 Ways to Shine
30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee was developed to address the challenges and realities listed above as well as to reflect the following underlying principles and premises: 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee was developed to address the challenges and realities listed above as well as to reflect the following underlying principles and premises:
Eight Options for Use of
30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee
Intensive Job Retention Workshop
Supportive Curriculum to augment vocational training, basic education or job search training programs which have job retention goals and outcomes.
Individualized pre-employment counseling.
Uses for Post Placement Services
Individually – Independent Program with Occasional Support
Individually - Guided Program with Structured Support from Agency Staff
Post Placement Job Retention Support Group
7. Resource Guide
8. Agency-Sponsored Mentorship Training for Employers
This guide could serve as the curriculum for training provided by agency to enhance employer's ability to retain employees. This could become a value-added service provided by your agency. Employers could be responsible for the purchase of the guides for their employees.
Suggested Combinations of Options:
|A workshop tool;|
|A mentoring workbook; or,|
|A self-study program|
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