To significantly enhance support for the recruitment and retention of dual-career faculty by building an active regional employment network that will significantly expand the existing UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program by formalizing access to the labor market in the Davis-Sacramento region.
1. Attract and retain the best and the brightest talent.
2. Leverage network to meet growing dual-career support needs.
3. Increase new employee productivity and loyalty.
4. Reduce premature employee turnover.
5. Build a more inclusive, multi-cultural community.
When will the Capital Resource Network (CRN) be available to the campus community?
Funded by a supplemental award to the NSF ADVANCE Award, the CRN is a valuable recent addition to the UC Davis ADVANCE program initiative line-up. Through hosting at the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs, limited services are available to the campus. Preparations are underway for a regional launch of the employment network. The Capital Resource Network has hired a director, has a new logo, is developing a website and is in the process of identifying and connecting to regional employers.
How do I access services from the Capital Resource Network?
Funded by a supplemental award to the NSF ADVANCE Award, the CRN is a valuable recent addition to the UC Davis ADVANCE program initiative line-up. Through hosting at the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs, limited services are available to the campus. The Capital Resource Network, in consultation with an Advisory Committee, made up of 15 of the region’s top employers, received feedback on their business plan and launched its reduced fee pilot in February 2015. Based on the pilot results, Phase II of the CRN included additional service offerings and a defined service period. Campus referrals to the CRN are via Forms On-Line and external employer referrals are made through a separate agreement. Services from the CRN include tiered pre-hire (recruitment) consultations, new arrival integration and dual career support.
What types of services will the Capital Resource Network (CRN) provide to the campus community?
CRN will provide an Initial Consult, Dual Career Support, and New Arrival Integration and services. More information may be found here
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