2020 has undoubtedly been a turbulent year. Every industry held its breath as the economy shut down. We were all affected in some way, and likely still are. While some industries were hit with a boom and struggled to keep up, others faced a down-turn, layoffs, or closures. From working at home to face masks and plexiglass, change is something we’ve all had to embrace.
At CRB Consulting Group we had a front-row seat to the ever-changing workforce landscape. But as the year has unfolded, 2020 has solidified our purpose. Our purpose is to help people. We help our clients to have successful growing businesses and we help job seekers to find enjoyable, long-term work. We’re not just a recruiting agency; we’re the partner that helps streamline the processes and relationships that come along with hiring, especially during times of uncertainty.
More than ever, we have a heightened awareness of the fact that we’re working to support the backbone industries of our local community — manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation. We care for our community and we’ve felt the communities support back.
While our country may feel divided, when you look into individual communities you find people linking arms and supporting each other’s needs. We’ve seen this first hand here in the Rochester area and we take pride in knowing we’re doing our part. We’re helping people find stable work during an unsettling time. Sean Cloutier, CRB Founder and President, said it best, “It’s about more than the paycheck, we’re helping folks make a positive change in their life and regain confidence.” Our focus is on people and at the end of the day, people rely on stable work.
People are at the core of every business. For our clients — we’ve stuck together, we’re thankful for these ongoing partnerships. But we’re most proud to say we’re putting people back to work in 2020. From skilled labor manufacturing workers, and healthcare facility aids, to truck drivers — we’re helping people from all walks of life make a positive change in their lives through meaningful work.
We’ve had tough conversations and heard disheartening stories from job seekers and employers alike throughout the year. While people turn to recruiting agencies when they can’t find work, we like to think we find them something more than just a paycheck. Our goal is to place people in new positions or careers where they will be valued as a long-term employee. We are not a temp agency. We care about the long-term success of everyone involved.
“If you expect to be successful in this industry, you have to care. You need to bring passion to the table for both your client’s success as well as the future of candidates you’re providing them.” — Sean Cloutier
Getting to know our clients, on both sides — the employer and the employee — has proven more important than ever. 2020 has engrained the word essential into all of our minds. We approach our recruiting solutions with the mindset that all employers and employees are essential.
Once secure industries like manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and foodservice, have faced uncertainty and change this year. At the same time, other industries flourished, but none-the-less had to balance change in keeping their staff and customers safe and healthy.
In our line of work, our candidates looking for work are all essential as they must care for themselves or their family. And regardless of the good or service a company provides, companies are essential to their staff and to their unique industry. We’re helping lower the unemployment levels on the local level — years from now this is something positive we’ll remember from 2020.
While we’ve always felt like part of a team when it comes to our clients, 2020 has us realizing the bigger social impact at play. We’re choosing to look forward with positivity. The workforce challenges we face today will likely follow us for many months to come. But with our minds set on helping our local community, we’re ready to step up to the challenge.
Looking for work or having trouble staffing? Learn more about our unique approach, we’re here to help. Give us a call when you’re ready to make a positive change.