The event will help public safety organizations address workforce issues through open forums, exercises, activities and self-assessments
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Mission Critical Partners (MCP) today announced a new virtual workshop series designed to help public safety organizations take decisive action to address workforce issues, which in many cases have reached crisis stage. The workshop will be held over a four-week period, with sessions every Tuesday starting on 23 May.
Among the significant issues affecting public safety organizations are the following:
- Complex recruitment and hiring processes that take too long to complete
- Inability to utilize non-traditional recruitment channels
- Inability to compete with private organizations in graduate compensation
- Lack of support from the organization’s HR team
- Lack of adequate training, support and career development programs designed to retain staff
The workshop will provide participants with effective and realistic strategies and tactics to address these issues and more. Over the course of four weeks, participants will discover how to modernize and accelerate their recruiting and hiring processes, improve employee retention through better training and employee engagement, and create an environment for growth. Sessions will specifically explore:
- How to better understand today’s recruiting and hiring environment, especially competition in the private sector.
- How to collaborate with internal and external HR staff to streamline recruiting and hiring processes and timelines.
- How to utilize non-traditional recruitment channels, e.g. social media, job fairs, recruitment websites and links with colleges and universities
A critical aspect of the workforce workshop is that it will be highly interactive for the participants. Each session will not be a static presentation, but rather an open forum panel discussion that will provide ample opportunity for attendees to ask questions and participate in the discussion.
Each session will also include exercises, activities, and poll questions designed to give participants the knowledge they need to develop strategies and tactics that fit their unique work environment. For example, each participant will be given the opportunity to self-assess their operational situation during each session. A planned mind mapping exercise will help participants learn to prioritize the issues most impacting their organizations and the best approaches to address them.
“Attendees will be encouraged to share what they are currently doing to address their workforce issues so that the subject matter experts leading each session can assess what is working, what is not working and what adjustments can be made,” said John Chiaramonte, MCP President of Consulting Services. “They will get immediate feedback and insights from the experiences of our experts.”
Chiaramonte added that the workshop environment will be a supportive and collaborative environment. “We want all workshop participants to feel comfortable sharing their insights and experiences because everyone is going through similar workforce challenges right now,” Chiaramonte said.
Finally, all those who register will have the opportunity to participate in an optional 30-minute consultation with MCP subject matter experts who will utilize the firm’s proprietary Model for Advancing Public Safety (MAPS) methodology to offer a mini-assessment of the organization’s work environment. MAPS is based on the collective knowledge of MCP’s more than 200 subject matter experts, industry standards and best practices.
Interested participants can learn more about the workshops and register here.