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* 1. Company Information:

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* 2. What are your company’s greatest achievement in the last three (3) years?

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* 3. What is your total number of employees in this market?

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* 4. How do you rate the following for your area? w/1 = low and 7 = high. 

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* 5. Is the number of unfilled positions:

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* 6. Do you employ any veterans currently?

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* 7. Are you actively recruiting veterans?

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* 8. If yes, are you registered with Home Base Iowa?

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* 9. Does your company hire candidates with a criminal record?

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* 10. If you do not hire candidates with a criminal recorded, please indicate why.

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* 11. Does your company have an active diversity initiative?

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* 12. On a scale of 1-7, how would you rank the engagement of your employees?

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* 13. In 2021, The CB Chamber launched UNbelievable Workplaces in CB. This is our community's "Best Places to Work" initiative based on employee satisfaction/engagement surveys. Would you're business in participating in 2022's program?

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* 14. How many employees are you planning to hire in the next two years? 

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* 15. What is the company’s average annual turnover rate?

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* 16. Is the turnover rate:

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* 17. What positions have the highest turnover rate?

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* 18. What position(s) are most difficult to fill?

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* 19. What (if any) skills gaps do you see with new hires? (Check all that apply.)

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* 20. Are there significant personal employment barriers you are noticing for individuals seeking meaningful employment in the area? (Check all that apply.)

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* 21. What tactics do you include in your hiring strategies? (Check all that apply.)

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* 22. Does your company recognize the ACT National Career Readiness Certification?

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* 23. The CB Chamber is in the process to make Pottawattamie County a certified ACT Work Ready Community. 

Is your company willing to recognize the NCRC if applicants present it with their resume/application?

ABOUT ACT WORK READY COMMUNITIESThe ACT® Work Ready Communities (ACT® WRC) initiative is a FREE tool that empowers states, regions, and counties with data, processes, and tools that drive economic growth by identifying skills gaps and quantifying the skill level of their workforce. Participants leverage the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (ACT® WorkKeys® NCRC®) to measure and close skills gaps and build common frameworks that link, align, and match their workforce development efforts. Employers can be the fuel to drive successful state and county Work Ready Communities initiatives simply by recognizing the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate®. And in doing so, they will have a more qualified workforce ready to fill their jobs.

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* 24. Are recruitment problems specific to: 

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* 25. In the past year, approximately how many new hires have relocated to the community?

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* 26. What are the top 3 reasons applicants do not qualify for jobs with your company?

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* 27. What employment benefits do you provide employees? (Check all that apply.)

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* 28. In this market are your company's wages:

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* 29. In this market are your company’s benefits:

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* 30. In the next 3 years, what new or additional skills or knowledge will your employees need to be successful?  (Check all that apply.)

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* 31. What training does your company offer?  (Check all that apply.)

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* 32. In what ways does your company engage with education (K-12 or Higher Education) to enhance workforce preparation? (Check all that apply.)

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* 33. Please check which programs your company would be willing to participate in (K-12 or Higher Education) to enhance workforce preparation? (Check all that apply.)

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* 34. Over the next 12 months, what are your workforce priorities? (Check all that apply.)

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* 35. Do you have any final comments regarding the workforce? Are there any workforce topics we did not cover that you feel are important?

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