Group expands on workforce development

Elizabeth Barmeier | Branson Tri-Lakes News The Taney County Partnership has been focused on workforce development and establishing ways to meet the current supply and demand market in Taney County. Executive Director Jonas Arjes presented an update on the organization as a whole. Currently, the partnership has 40 members including 10 public sector partners and 30

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HVS Market Pulse: Branson, MO

HVS Market Pulse: Branson, MO by Justin Westad Named after the owner of the area’s first general store and later developed as a center for lumber shipments, Branson, Missouri, had an inauspicious start as a tourism destination. Over the course of the past century, however, Branson has built a reputation as a “family friendly” counterpart

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OnPoint Career Finder helps connect talent and opportunity in Taney County

           Media Contact: Heather Hardinger Taney County Partnership Programs & Communications Director hhardinger@taneycountypartnership.com  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Branson, Mo. – Taney County Partnership recently launched a new website and home to its workforce initiative, OnPoint. The new website features a mobile responsive, interactive job search platform to help

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Creating an Empowered Work Environment

Companies across the nation are experiencing similar issues with employee retention. According to recent studies, employee turnover is on the rise in the United States – nearly 59 million employees left their jobs in 2015 and 37% of U.S. employees are currently considering leaving their jobs, an increase of 33% since 2011. This turnover comes

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DED releases July 2016 Jobs Report

Release Date: 08/16/2016 Contact: Amy Susan,  (573) 522-5058 View original article here. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 2,100 jobs in July, reaching a new record high for the state with 2,816,600 active jobs. July’s nonfarm payroll

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Embracing a Multi-Generational Workforce

Today, at least three generations currently coexist in the workplace. Each brings to the table their own strengths, weaknesses and viewpoints that are seemingly very different from the next. Or are they? A recent study by the   IBM Institute for Business Value  has found that the needs of younger generations (Millennials) aren’t all that different from their

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Keeping An Eye on Employee Retention

Businesses across the country are struggling with the lack of critical talent and an increase in skills shortages. According to Randstad Sourceright, spending on talent acquisition is rising, hiring managers regularly express their frustration with finding good workers and the C-suite wants to know why their business plans aren’t moving forward. However, there is a

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Millennials in the Workforce: Part 2

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, young adult workers hold the key to a robust talent pipeline. As baby boomers retire and Generation X workers move into leadership positions, companies need to develop young adult talent as a critical component of their workforce pipeline-particularly for entry-level positions. Many companies are not sure how to

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Millennials in the Workforce

According to a 2015 Pew Research study, Millennials surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce. As the youngest Millennials get older, more of them will be looking for or getting jobs, and some of those jobs could be right here in Missouri. In fact, four Missouri-based companies made the cut on

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