Workforce Development Solutions

TalentGro, a division of Hamilton-Ryker®, is a total workforce training solution that closes the skills gap by finding and developing needed talent for day to day success. TalentGro offers a wide variety of customizable training solutions designed to prepare today’s civilian and veteran talent for tomorrow’s success.

We start the process by ensuring each candidate is thoroughly screened and has the skills to perform in your specific workplace.  One of the best methods of screening and matching the right applicant to the right job is by testing and training.

When we talk about testing at Hamilton-Ryker, we mean practical, job-related tests, most of which have been developed through listening to and understanding our clients’ needs.  Our training programs are focused on industry specific requirements related.

While we continue to emphasize the importance of a thorough interview, reference checks and good judgment by our Staffing Specialists, we know that skills testing provides clients additional confidence in our associates’ abilities.

Workforce Development and customized training options ensure that candidate skill levels remain up-to-date so that they continue to be a valued part of the team. At TalentGro, we work with you to identify and target specific opportunities for workforce skills improvement. The result is a solution that strengthens your overall business performance while advancing productivity, customer satisfaction, safety, compliance, cost savings, compliance and more.

Let us know how TalentGro can help you with your Workforce Development needs.  We’re ready to start working with you  to address the skills gap you are experiencing and develop a talented workforce together.

Many of our heroes and their spouses re-entering the civilian world face unique challenges when it comes to employment. Hamilton-Ryker TalentGro is a proud partner of TrainOurTroops, a veteran non-profit organization that provides U.S. veterans, and their spouses, with advanced online training and certification solutions to give them a competitive advantage in the civilian marketplace and ignite their careers.

By working together, TalentGro and TrainOurTroops can provide military families with seamless solutions to assess their skill sets, train and certify them on skill sets that are in demand by organizations, market them to potential employers, prepare them for successful interviews, place them within successful organizations that aligns with their career goals, and encourage them to participate in our military communities. We lift the entire veteran family.

With combined efforts, a wide range of training and employment opportunities across many industries are available to veteran families. Together, TalentGro and TrainOurTroops are preparing today’s heroes for tomorrow’s success.

If you are a U.S. Veteran, Active Military or family member and would like to learn about employment opportunities, click here.

If you are a U.S. Veteran, Active Military or family member and would like to learn about TrainOurTroops offerings,  click here.

TalentGro has been working with industry, education and government agencies to develop Apprenticeship Programs. Our Registered Apprenticeship Program and Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs will deliver a more prepared workforce that will increase productivity, lower maintenance costs and create a safer healthier work environment.

Apprenticeships are structured training programs which give the employee a chance to work (literally) while they learn the job. As an apprentice, the employee will gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed and advance in their chosen industry as well as a Nationally Recognized Certification or industry recognized credential. Apprentices earn while they learn. Companies benefit from improved recruiting and retention, as well as a means to develop much needed skills.

With Hamilton-Ryker Virtual Reality (VR) Training, you can customize simulations to your facility and equipment giving employees a training that is next to hands-on. We understand how difficult it can be to train a large workforce in a safe and efficient manner.

Benefits of VR Training:

  • Attract and retain employees that are eager to learn
  • Improve Retention up to 75%
  • Simulate hands-on experience without the safety risk
  • Reduce cost and time for training
  • Decrease your lost production- no more shutdowns for training!
  • Screen new employees and cross-train existing employees
  • Train across locations without the inconvenient travel and expenses

Custom Training:

  • Assemblers
  • Dispatchers
  • Forklift Operators
  • Machine Operators
  • Maintenance
  • Pickers and Packers
  • Technicians
  • Welders

Hamilton-Ryker has partnered with the University of Tennessee and now offers soft skills orientation. Hamilton-Ryker’s soft skills orientation is designed to deliver a more prepared workforce that will increase productivity and reduce employee turnover and conflict. By engaging with the talent in a classroom setting, we help develop the skills needed for day to day success:

  • Effective Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Workplace Violence
  • Performance Behaviors

Hamilton-Ryker is committed to providing safe working conditions for our associates. Each associate is given a personal orientation and provided with copies of professionally developed safety training brochures. These features give a solid start to a safety program and meet “right to know” OSHA rulings.

Hamilton-Ryker stresses the importance of safety. Associates are expected to contribute to and maintain the safety of our client’s environment while they are working in your facility.

Hamilton-Ryker will:

  • Provide a Risk Manager and a Workers’ Compensation Specialist to monitor all claims, track trends, and identify problem areas
  • Provide a continued Safety Awareness Program
  • Promote safety to associates and clients through flyers, safety information packets, and other safety awareness activities

Hamilton-Ryker has developed a Chemical Hazard Training Program in video form. All associates will have had this training before they begin their assignment. Upon beginning an assignment, the only additional instructions would relate to specific chemicals in their immediate work area and information on the location of Material Data Sheets. Hamilton-Ryker will maintain signed verification of this training.

Hamilton-Ryker offers the following Safety and Compliance Training to our clients and associates as requested.

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Haz-Mat/Haz Com
  • Lock Out/Tag Out
  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • Safety and Compliance Training
  • Workplace Violence

Hamilton-Ryker frequently administers specific tests on behalf of our clients. If you have developed your own testing and wish to have the associate complete that testing as well, we will administer it. By working closely with you and responding to your needs, we become part of a successful team with the most productive workers available.

  • Spelling/Definitions. Word recognition, grammar skills
  • Math/Measurement. Basic and advanced math, ability to read tape measure and ruler
  • Number Proofreading. Counting, sorting and recording by number
  • Following Directions. Step-by-step completion of a task as outlined
  • Counting/Packing. Assembly, packaging, using a calculator, inventory
  • Dexterity/Repetitive Activities. Hand-eye coordination, concentration, using small hand tools, assembly

Hamilton-Ryker uses the most advanced evaluation and enhancement web-based testing available. This allows us to test in areas of secretarial-clerical, software skills, finance-accounting, customer service, call center, behavioral assessment tools and many more areas.

This also allows us to create customized tests based off our client’s requirements. After an employee completes a test or set of assessments, our clients are provided with detailed information regarding the employee’s skill sets.

Software / Technical Titles

  • Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
  • Oracle
  • SQL Server
  • UNIX Programming
  • UNIX Programming

 

Accounting / Financial Titles

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Payroll Management

 

Office / Professional Titles

  • Call Center
  • Clerical Proofreading
  • Coding
  • Data Entry (10-key, alpha, numeric, alpha-numeric)
  • Filing
  • Typing

 

Behavioral Assessments

  • Administrative Support
  • Call Center
  • Retail Associate / Manager
  • Sales Professional
  • Supervisor 

 

Other Tests We Provide

Hamilton-Ryker frequently administers specific tests on behalf of our clients. If you have developed your own testing and wish to have the associate complete that testing as well, we will administer it. By working closely with you and responding to your needs, we become part of a successful team with the most productive workers available.

Other Tests May Include:

  • Spelling/Definitions. Word recognition, grammar skills
  • Math/Measurement. Basic and advanced math, ability to read tape measure and ruler
  • Number Proofreading. Counting, sorting and recording by number

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