Talent Connect offers a great service to investors that are relocating talent to the region.

Both Pre-Hire Consultations and New-Hire Navigations offer different values to the attraction and retention process. 

Pre-Hire Consultations

This service is best utilized when your candidate is considering other offers or unsure about relocating to the area. Your candidate will have a confidential discussion with a Talent Connect team member (a conversation they wouldn’t want to have with their potential employer) about their personal wants and needs, introductions to local resources, and details about living here. This tool can be a turning point for your candidate to accept your offer!

Consultations can include:

New-Hire Navigations

Helping your newly-hired professionals acclimate to the area with an ongoing assessment of individualized needs and connections to community resources.

Career Support for Spouse/Partner
Strategic introductions to local employers and personnel firms, professional networking opportunities and assistance in job searches for new hire’s spouse/partner.

Community Connections
Brokered local resources such as real estate/housing, schools, health and wellness, cultural affiliations and recreational activities.

Cultural Transitioning
Extensive monthly e-newsletter for international new hires highlighting current events, holidays, English practice, cultural connections and more.

Digital Communications
Monthly events calendar highlighting regional activities to engage new hires and quarterly e-newsletters with updates for employers and new hires.

Downtown City Tours
Tour guides for candidates providing a cultural view of our downtown cities: Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady and Troy.

Fee Schedule


Questions? CEG’s Talent Connect staff is here to help.

Karen S. Wolff SHRM-CP, PHR, Investor Relations & Talent Connect Coordinator
John Giordano, Program Director
Joanne Cornell, Program Manager

Contact Joanne by email or phone: 518.465.8975 x 222

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