The HR State Council of New Hampshire matched market trends with professional insight, using their resources and foresight to develop the New Hampshire Workforce Readiness Toolkit. With a systems strategy that took advantage of internet technology and extended the scope beyond employment issues, the group took on the individualized challenge of the global aspect of work. The council matched the negative trends of a downturned economy with positive actions to provide the Northeast Region with a dynamic, electronic, sustainable resource that is readily transferable to any other national or international affiliate. The 43-page digital document contains information and active links to internet sites for all aspects of employment circumstances from an individual's job search to an organization's outplacement program, as well as guidance for a student's career search or managing a mid-life career transition. Response to the widely distributed toolkit has been positive and extensive. Distribution includes seven NH SHRM-affiliated chapters, NHLabornet, New Hampshire Unemployment Security, Southern NH Services, Rockingham Community Action, NH Department of Education, NH Scholars, Newmarket School to Careers, Workforce Opportunity Council and NH Works. All continue to distribute the tool electronically to their constituents. Currently in its sixth edition, the tool acknowledges and incorporates suggestions from end-users.
The HR State Council of New Hampshire won a 2009 Pinnacle Award for this initiative.
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New Hampshire Workforce Readiness Toolkit