ERIC Number: ED450233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Helping Residents Succeed on the Job: How To Design and Deliver an Effective Job Retention Program. Neighbor Networks.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Multifamily Housing.
This guide describes how Neighborhood Networks centers can identify, provide, and use local partners and center staff to deliver effective follow-up retention services to residents who have just made the transition from unemployment to employment. (Neighborhood Networks, a community-based initiative, encourages the development of resource and computer learning centers in Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]-assisted and/or -insured properties.) It presents a 10-step approach to effective job retention, showing centers how to: (1) address difficult issues residents may face when they become employed; (2) develop tactics for helping newly employed residents at critical intervention points; (3) identify and develop an effective retention program; (4) determine the scope of retention services residents need to succeed in the workplace; (5) assess and deliver retention services; (6) evaluate and upgrade essential local support services; (7) use local mentoring programs to supplement retention efforts; (8) create and implement employer outreach and information programs; (9) identify better jobs and market niches for residents; and (10) establish resource centers for residents in their second and third job search. Descriptions of five national best practice retention support models are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Centers, Community Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Employment, Employment Services, Helping Relationship, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Labor Turnover, Low Income Groups, Mentors, Outreach Programs, Reentry Workers, Resource Centers, Social Support Groups, Tenure, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Neighborhood Networks, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031-1207; Tel: 888-312-2743 (Toll Free); TTY: 703-934-3230. For full text: http://www.hud.gov/nnw/nnwguide016.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Multifamily Housing.
Note: For other Neighborhood Networks documents, see ED 433 452, ED 434 225, ED 437 558, ED 438 081 and ED 438 375.