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Targeted Expertise Recruitment and Retention (TERR)

The new Targeted Expertise Recruitment & Retention (TERR) program is designed to help employers attract and retain professionals for positions that require specialized skills and experience. TERR is part of the BDCC’s Workforce Center of Excellence systems approach to increasing the size and quality of the region’s workforce. Led by Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) research, planning and strategic priorities, BDCC implements programs and projects to build a vibrant regional economy.

For more information on the TERR Program, click to download the program overview for businesses.

For more information on BDCC’s TERR program please contact Jen Stromsten at jstromsten@brattleborodevelopment.com or call (802) 257-7731 x230.
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Targeted Expertise Recruitment and Retention

TERR is designed to meet a critical workforce need by helping employers attract and retain professionals for positions that require specialized skills and experience.

Targeted Expertise Recruitment & Retention (TERR) is a new program, part of the BDCC Workforce Center of Excellence systems approach to improving the region’s workforce.

TERR is part of BDCC’s long term commitment to workforce solutions based on the Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) research, planning and strategic priorities for building a vibrant economy. A top priority is the region’s need for more people and workforce. The Workforce Center of Excellence offers a suite of programs and partnerships addressing workforce at all levels, from development and training of young people and workforce currently located in the region, to attraction and retention of new residents and workers.

  • Marketing the region to a wide audience to increase appeal & visibility
  • Accessing tools & techniques top firms use in recruiting by pooling needs and resources
  • Extending a personal welcome to professionals through targeted communications and events
  • Ensuring key people receive focused, personal support so new hires and families thrive here
Project Goals

Help employers find the talent they need to thrive here in Southern Vermont.

Improve employers’ ROI on their recruiting investments.

Attract and retain more workforce to the region.

FAQ

We need to build a regional brand that speaks to workforce, highlighting what differentiates the region such as being part of a multi-state economy and easy access to the rest of New England. TERR will help to launch the SoVermont Collaborative Marketing and Recruitment, a campaign coordinated among dozens of public & private sector partners to build a regional brand that improves of amenities and opportunities.

TERR will bring online tools to help make connections now, near term and long term. TERR will help employers connect with individuals through LinkedIn recruiter services and SoVermont branded job postings. Recruitment events and networking events will increase our reach. We conduct a hiring and “pain points” assessment to identify BDCC’s Workforce Center of Excellence programs that can help employers build long term solutions to talent attraction and development, such as Internships, Fast Tracks, and Southern Vermont Young Professionals engagement.

Recruitment and retention are expensive, placing demands on management and HR capacity, even incurring external costs in the case of highly specialized hires. Companies spend 100-200% of an annual salary to bring a new person onboard. To help Windham employers improve ROI on recruitment TERR will support your recruitment program, with welcome materials, events, and “white glove” personal connections. We want to provide access to cutting-edge best practices by making expert consultants and specialized tools available to the TERR cohort, so small and local firms can compete for talent against their bigger competitors.

We think one of the great “attractors” to living and working in this region is the authentic personal connections, relationships, and community engagement. By fast-tracking people into those connections to make personal and professional connections early we can help you attract and retain talent. For years BDCC has been fostering the Southern Vermont Young Professional network. TERR will build on that success with events and networking geared both to recruits and “trailing partners”.