Talent Connect

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Talent Connect is a program within the Center for Economic Growth offered to regional employers to complement their efforts in attracting top talent to the region. By offering a suite of non-traditional human resource tools, Talent Connect helps your organization’s recruitment and retention efforts and works to engage newcomers to our region more quickly. This program has been in the Capital Region since 2009 and began as a pilot program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute under the direction of Angela McNerney.

Unique Services Available Only with Talent Connect

Pre-Hire Consultations

  • This includes a confidential discussion between our staff and the candidate to assess their needs and possible career support for spouses/partners.

New-Hire Navigations

  • This focuses on helping new hires acclimate to the area, including an ongoing assessment of individualized needs, and connections to community resources, including a professionally guided tour of the candidate’s new city
  • All New-Hire Navigations include a one-city tour of your choice between Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga

Guided Tours

  • Our tour guides provide new hires and relocating families the opportunity to explore their new home and the arts, culture, and recreational activities it has to offer.

Check out Talent Connect’s Informational Brochure for more information.

If you would like to learn more about Talent Connect, please contact:

Joanne Bucher, Program Manager
(518) 465-8975 x 222