Senior Human Resource Task Force
The Metro Hartford Alliance has assembled a Senior Human Resources Task Force, comprised of executive-level representatives from nearly 50 corporations, colleges and consulting firms within our Region, who meet on a quarterly basis. Their mission is to provide leadership in attracting, recruiting, and retaining professionals of all levels to our area. Their primary focus is on positioning the Region as an attractive place for young professionals to live and work.
The Task Force has supported an updating of the Hartford.com website-the leading on-line resource for regional information-which now provides extensive background on the live, work, learn, and play elements. This group is working on many short-term projects to assist HR managers in their hiring efforts. The projects include producing and distributing marketing materials, as well as supporting them through "training programs" that will effectively promote the metro Hartford Region to prospective employees.
Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE)
The Hartford Region's young professionals and entrepreneurs who are in their 20s and 30s are an invaluable asset to our economic growth. HYPE was formed in 2006 to help young professionals become better engaged in community life, expand professional and social opportunities and become ambassadors for the Hartford Region.
These innovative young adults volunteer their time and energy to lead the group in endeavors of social activities, career development programs, and community service. HYPE is governed by a core working group represented by major corporate sponsors. Members are encouraged to participate in one of three committees which include development, events, and an entrepreneur task force. HYPE also collaborates with area agencies and organizations by offering to promote their programs and activities targeted to young professionals and entrepreneurs. The overall purpose of HYPE is to position the Hartford Region as an attractive place for diverse young professionals and entrepreneurs to live, work and play and is seeking seed monies from interested sponsors to develop special programs and projects.
Human Resource Roundtable
The Human Resource Roundtable brings together private, public and quasi –public staffing groups to review trends in hiring and job placement in Western MA. The group serves as a resource for new and existing businesses in Western MA by matching a broad spectrum of workforce talent to available employment opportunities. The roundtable provides a forum the discussion of workforce issues in Western MA and strategic planning for future workforce needs.
EDC Senior HR Roundtable
The EDC Senior HR Roundtable is comprised of HR professionals from our region’s leading employers ranging from health care, finance, insurance, IT , medical devices, food and manufacturing companies. The group is responsible for the development of Talent recruitment websites and marketing materials/videos for talent recruitment and retention, trailing partner programs, diversity programming and the development and dissemination of HR best practices. The SR HR roundtable is a valuable resource in assessing employment needs and trends confronting existing businesses in Western MA.