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Become A Partner Organization

What resources do you need to better support your clients?  

Is your organization a nonprofit or government agency? Do you need training or resources to help individuals to skill up? Are you looking for networking opportunities and a way to better coordinate services?

By becoming a GRIT partner organization, we can work together to: 

  • Identify training opportunities that meet individual and community needs.
  • Connect skilled workers with local and remote employment opportunities. 
  • Provide real-life work experience through internships and job shadowing. 
  • Connect workers with opportunities to learn and grow. 
  • Build a network of resources and ideas. 

By collaborating with GRIT, you gain access to our data-driven approach to identifying and developing talent. Together, we can tackle workforce hiring and development challenges that challenge your sustainability and growth. 

Partner Organizations

1. Career Exploration: It allows individuals to explore different career paths and industries, helping them gain a better understanding of what a particular job entails. 

2. Real-World Experience: Participants can observe professionals in their daily work routines, providing a realistic view of the job’s demands and responsibilities. 

3. Networking: Job shadowing opportunities often include interactions with professionals, offering a chance to build valuable connections and learn from experienced individuals. 

4. Skill Development: It provides a chance to develop and improve soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, which are essential in most careers. 

5. Informed Decision-Making: Job shadowing helps individuals make informed decisions about their career goals by witnessing firsthand whether a job aligns with their interests and skills. 

6. Resume Enhancement: Including job shadowing experiences on a resume can demonstrate proactive career exploration and an eagerness to learn, making candidates more attractive to potential employers or educational institutions. 

7. Confidence Building: Shadowing experiences can boost confidence by demystifying the workplace and showing that the career path is attainable. 

8. Mentoring Opportunities: It may lead to mentorship relationships with experienced professionals who can provide guidance and advice throughout one’s career journey. 

Overall, job shadowing is a valuable tool for career development and personal growth, helping individuals make informed decisions about their future paths. 

One beneficial reason to provide internships is to offer employers an opportunity to identify and cultivate potential future talent. Internships allow companies to assess the skills, work ethic, and compatibility of interns within their organization. This can serve as a valuable “try before you buy” approach, helping companies make informed decisions about offering full-time positions to interns who have already gained familiarity with the company’s culture and operations. It can streamline the recruitment process and reduce the risk associated with hiring unknown candidates, ultimately leading to more successful and efficient talent acquisition. 

Hiring a second chance employee, someone with a criminal record who is seeking employment after serving their sentence, can offer several benefits to employers: 

1. Diverse Talent Pool: Employers can tap into a diverse talent pool, potentially accessing individuals with unique skills and experiences. 

2. Loyalty and Dedication: Second-chance employees often demonstrate strong dedication and loyalty to their employers, as they are grateful for the opportunity to rebuild their lives. 

3. Tax Incentives: In some regions, there are tax incentives or grants available to employers who hire second-chance employees. 

4. Reduced Turnover: Some studies suggest that second-chance employees have lower turnover rates, saving employers recruitment and training costs. 

5. Positive Corporate Image: Employers who support second-chance hiring can enhance their corporate social responsibility image and show commitment to giving individuals a chance to rehabilitate. 

6. Skills Development: Employers can contribute to the rehabilitation process by providing job training and skill development, which benefits the employee and the organization. 

7. Meeting Labor Shortages: In industries facing labor shortages, hiring second-chance employees can help fill vacancies and support business growth. 

It’s important for employers to establish fair hiring practices, conduct background checks within legal parameters, and offer support and guidance for these employees to succeed in the workplace. 

Remote Work: 

1. Location Independence: Remote work allows employees to work from anywhere with an internet connection. This flexibility can lead to a better work-life balance and reduce commuting stress. 

2. Cost Savings: Both employees and employers can save on commuting costs, office space, and associated expenses, leading to potential cost benefits. 

3. Increased Talent Pool: Employers can hire talent from a broader geographical area, potentially accessing a more diverse and skilled workforce. 

4. Flexibility: Remote work offers flexibility in setting one’s work hours and environment, which can boost productivity and job satisfaction. 

5. Reduced Commuting Stress: Eliminating daily commutes can reduce stress, save time, and contribute to better mental health. 


Hybrid Work: 

1. Balanced Approach: Hybrid work combines both remote and in-office work, allowing employees to split their time between home and the office. 

2. Collaboration Opportunities: Employees can collaborate in person, fostering teamwork and innovation, while still enjoying the benefits of remote work. 

3. Work-Life Balance: Hybrid work can offer a balance between remote work’s flexibility and in-office collaboration, providing the best of both worlds. 

4. Reduced Office Space Costs: Employers can optimize office space, potentially reducing costs while maintaining a physical workspace for necessary activities. 

5. Employee Satisfaction: It can cater to the preferences of employees who value both remote and in-person work experiences, increasing overall job satisfaction. 

6. Enhanced Company Culture: In-office interactions can help maintain and strengthen company culture and team dynamics. 

The choice between remote and hybrid work depends on an organization’s goals, industry, and the preferences of employees. Both approaches can provide benefits, and some companies may adopt a hybrid model to balance the advantages of each. Ultimately, the key is to create a work environment that supports employee well-being, productivity, and organizational success. 

Learn more about becoming a GRIT Organizational Partner by completing the below form.

Become a Partner Organization

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