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File #: 22-159    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/14/2022 Departments: HUMAN RESOURCES
On agenda: 3/8/2022 Final action: 3/8/2022
Title: Recommendation to: A) Accept recruitment and retention update; and B) Adopt a resolution authorizing a credit to new employees in designated hard-to-fill classifications up to 40 hours of vacation, 80 hours of sick leave, and advanced accrual of vacation under specified criteria; and C) Adopt a resolution authorizing an update to the Employee Referral Program, under which an award of $1,000 would be paid to County employees who refer candidates for employment who are selected for hard-to-fill classifications; and D) Adopt a resolution authorizing a pilot program for a hiring bonus for Deputy Sheriffs, Sheriff's Correctional Officers and Nurse classifications.
Attachments: 1. 20220308_r_Advance Leave Accruals F.pdf, 2. 20220308_r_Employee Referral Program F.pdf, 3. 20220308_r_Hiring Bonus Pilot Program F.pdf, 4. 20220308_att_Analysis of Resolutions Increasing Recruitment and Retention Strategies.pdf, 5. Item No. 8 - Recruitment Retention.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

From: Rocio Kiryczun, Human Resources Director

Subject: Resolutions Increasing Recruitment and Retention Strategies


RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to:

A) Accept recruitment and retention update; and

B) Adopt a resolution authorizing a credit to new employees in designated hard-to-fill classifications up to 40 hours of vacation, 80 hours of sick leave, and advanced accrual of vacation under specified criteria; and

C) Adopt a resolution authorizing an update to the Employee Referral Program, under which an award of $1,000 would be paid to County employees who refer candidates for employment who are selected for hard-to-fill classifications; and

D) Adopt a resolution authorizing a pilot program for a hiring bonus for Deputy Sheriffs, Sheriff's Correctional Officers and Nurse classifications.

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BACKGROUND:
The County has developed a number of programs and services that have improved the County's ability to competitively recruit, hire and retain a high performing and diverse workforce. These include competitive salaries and excellent benefit programs, diversified outreach strategies, expedited hiring processes, health and wellness programs, flexible work schedules, telecommuting and others. These programs have enabled the County to attract many new employees and to encourage current employees to remain with the County.

While the County offers many robust, innovative, and highly effective programs, the County is currently conducting a recruitment and retention study to assess our current approach and identify opportunities to better attract and retain qualified employees, ensuring a diversity and equity lens. The study, along with recommendations, is anticipated to be completed in June 2022. However, recognizing the need to address emerging recruitment and retention challenges for hard-to-fill positions, the Human Resources Dep...

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