I want to make you aware of an exciting opportunity that will add a competitive edge to your hiring and human resources processes.
There is an untapped pool of highly motivated, highly skilled and very loyal potential employees right here in Tucson.
National studies have shown the following
• Transgender people face double or triple the rate of unemployment compared with the national average
• Over half of transgender people are employed well below their training and aptitude
• Nearly two-thirds of transgender people have continued their education beyond high school
• As a group we are more motivated and more loyal than the average employee
Would you like to know how you can successfully reach this pool of candidates? Would you like to know how you can best serve and retain these valuable employees?
Have you wondered how you could possibly afford to ensure your recruiting and human resources departments are culturally competent in addressing the needs of this segment of your workforce?
Maybe you are concerned about the changing legal environment surrounding workplace rights, potential discriminatory practices and employee benefits.
Simple things like the name a person is called on a production floor or the use of the appropriate pronouns can make all the difference in a highly motivated worker and a turnover statistic. Being at the leading edge in recruiting is important, but having that edge in retention is much more desirable. Having the right answers and the proper tools in these areas will increase your competitive edge in an increasingly competitive hiring environment.
The Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGATM) is Arizona’s leading resource for providing answers to these and other questions that directly affect the relationship between transgender employees and their employers.
On April 14, 2016, SAGA and The Anchor Project in conjunction with Expert Global Solutions (EGS) are offering you the golden opportunity to provide your Human Resources (HR) Managers, HR Associates and Recruiters with valuable training in these increasingly important skills.
The TRANS*FORM Employment Expo is a two part employer/employee resource event of the SAGA Long-term Economic Advancement Project being held at the Pima Community College – Downtown campus between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on April 14, 2016.
- Part I involves educational seminars for employers and for job seekers from 9:00 to 12:00.
- Part II involves an employment expo in the afternoon from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
In Part I, we will be offering employers the Arizona Transgender Workplace (ATWorkTM) seminar. ATWork is a three-hour workshop that will include a familiarization with transgender people and issues; a discussion of workplace legal issues surrounding transgender employees; and a discussion of best practices and lessons learned over the past two decades involving transgender employees in the work place. This seminar will include a catered lunch for participants.
For prospective employees, we will be offering three one-hour workshops covering creating a persuasive resume, presenting a winning appearance as a transgender person and delivering an inspiring interview.
Costs for employers for the ATWork seminar are as follows:
• $20 per person if registered by April 1, 2016
• $25 per person if registered between April 1, 2016 and April 12, 2015
• There will be a 25% discount per person if 3 or more people register from same company
• If space permits there will be a $30 charge per person at the door
For Part II we will have the Amethyst Room and surrounding area set up with tables for employers to meet with, and assess, employment candidates. We will also have space set aside where we can conduct coaching sessions regarding the three employability skill areas offered to prospects in the morning sessions.
Since this is an inaugural event, the afternoon employment expo is free this year. Table space is available on a first come first served basis.
We also have sponsorship opportunities available.