Alaska Career Ready (ACR) helps take the guesswork out of hiring. ACR is an employee credentialing program sponsored by the State of Alaska. It is free and will change the way employers hire.
As an employer, you know the importance of hiring the right person the first time. You want to start by drawing from a pool of qualified applicants with assurance that they will have the skills needed for successful job performance. The costs of hiring, training, and retention significantly affect your bottom line. Hiring for entry-level positions is particularly difficult because the applicant often has little or no work history or a brief resume and educational credentials. Often lacking is a clear indication of the skills that the applicant possesses.
Alaska Career Ready and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) gives participating employers that competitive-edge:
It's easy to become an Alaska Career Ready employer and it's free!
Hire the right person, the first time. Use the Alaska Career Ready program to help make better hiring and promotion decisions.
RECOGNIZE the NCRC, starting today, as proof of job skills and initiative when attached to a resume or presented by a potential employee.
REQUEST the NCRC from job applicants, as you become more familiar with the program. Start including "National Career Readiness Certificate Preferred" in your job advertising and announcements. If jobseekers don't have the credential, refer them to the local Alaska Job Center.
REQUIRE the NCRC when hiring or use to evaluate employees for promotion, once you have profiled the job.
Many employers around the state are actively utilizing the Alaska Career Ready Program; see who is already involved by viewing this list. You can join to become an Alaska Career Ready employer by signing a Letter of Commitment today, download Letter of Commitment.