Nonprofit Targets Talent Attraction

Posted: Updated:
Lynn Reecer is the co-founder of Northeast Indana Talent Attraction Inc. Lynn Reecer is the co-founder of Northeast Indana Talent Attraction Inc.
FORT WAYNE -

A newly-launched nonprofit in Fort Wayne aims to expand talent attraction efforts in northeast Indiana. Lynn Reecer, co-founder of Northeast Indiana Talent Attraction Inc., says the organization provides the missing component in attracting top talent to the region. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Reecer said NEINTA provides a more tailored experience for job candidates and their families to sell the city and the region, allowing employers to focus their efforts on selling the job.

"I think this is a change that's happened generationally," said Reecer. "Decades ago, they would've said the job (was most important) but now, people are very much more focused on their lifestyle and their family's happiness and you've got to have somebody that can really do that well. This is the component that's missing."

Reecer is also the chief executive officer of Fort Wayne-based real estate firm Reecer Properties. She started the talent attraction efforts through the firm in 2010 and says, to date, they have attracted more than $10 million in annual salaries.

"With unemployment at a record low and demand for talent greater than ever, businesses need to make their efforts count," NEINTA Executive Director Kris Gilman said in a news release. "At the same time, HR departments are very limited in the scope of their hiring process. We want to champion a candidate’s decision to come to Northeast Indiana with the additional steps to set a solid foundation, which leads to higher retention and lower turnover."

Reecer says transitioning into a nonprofit will her to scale up and expand the effort, eventually bringing on more people to serve as ambassadors for the region. One of the nonprofit's goals, she says, is to move under the umbrella of Greater Fort Wayne Inc. which will help continue its growth.

You can learn more about Northeast Indiana Talent Attraction by clicking here.

Reecer says the nonprofit works to sell the region, allowing employers to focus on selling the job.
  • Perspectives

    • Big Data's Role in Site Selection

      In the world of site selection, companies assess the pros and cons of various factors to identify the location that best fits their current and future business needs. The list may seem endless: labor availability, utility needs and costs, real estate options, tax climate, incentives, quality-of-life considerations, even an area’s weather patterns and the likelihood of natural disasters. With the emergence of big data and the use of data analytics in all facets of business...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • $25M Behavioral Hospital Coming to Central Indiana

      Danville-based Hendricks Regional Health is partnering with US HealthVest to develop a stand-alone behavioral center on the Hendricks campus in Plainfield. Known as the Indianapolis Behavioral Hospital, the facility will provide specialized inpatient and outpatient mental health care to patients of all ages.

    • Jesse Kurth

      Kerauno Hires Vet Tech Exec as VP of Services

      Kerauno has named Jesse Kurth vice president of services. In this newly-created role, he is responsible for leading professional services, customer care and education and training. Kurth brings more than a decade of experience helping grow technology companies. He most recently helped grow Octiv by leading client success, professional services, product and program management.

    • 'Heartbreaking' End For Nashville House

      The 91-year-old Nashville House restaurant is closing. The Brown County family dining staple will serve its last meal at the end of the month. In a post on Facebook, Gina Sarah Rogers, daughter of late-owners Andy and Fran Rogers, said it is "the end of an era and very heartbreaking." The restaurant is known for its country-style fried chicken and ham meals. Business on the property dates back to the late-1860s when an inn opened. It was acquired in...

    • The MedTech Park would include a medical office building to house Central Indiana Orthopedics' Fishers operations.

      Construction on MedTech Park to Begin

      Officials in Fishers will Friday break ground on the first portion of the $13 million MedTech Park project. Muncie-based Central Indiana Orthopedics, which first proposed the development more than two years ago, says construction will begin on a 50,000-square-foot medical office building.

    • Demand Fuels $120M Convention Expansion, Hotel Plans

      A $120 million proposal to expand the Indiana Convention Center and build two hotels at Pan Am Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, the city's travel and tourism association says, will put Indy in play for a bigger share of the lucrative convention business. Visit Indy Chief Executive Officer Leonard Hoops says the plans, which include 1,400 new rooms in two Hilton-branded hotels -- one of which will rise 38 stories -- and 300,000 square feet of convention and ballroom space, will help...