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Workforce Services for Iowa businesses

Workforce needs are consistently the number one issue for Iowa businesses. CIRAS research shows that while the pandemic accelerated the problem, the primary cause of workforce issues are long-term demographic and population trends across Iowa.

CIRAS helps businesses look at their workforce needs through a different lens: data. We help you understand the current state of your community and the potential impact of attracting specific workforce groups, improving retention, creating “virtual” employees through productivity and automation, and building your long-term pipeline. Then, we help you develop and implement a plan that will create sustainable change in your business.

Connect to Iowa State University Students

Growing Iowa communities require growing Iowa businesses – but those businesses can’t grow without people. Industries can’t expand without highly-skilled employees contributing to development and growth. CIRAS knows where to find some of these employees. Iowa State University sent more than 3,400 graduates to work in Iowa businesses during the 2016-17 academic year. CIRAS can … Continue reading Connect to Iowa State University Students

FIRST LEGO League in your Community

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program created by FIRST and LEGO and designed to get children interested in and excited about science, technology, and engineering. Every year, a new challenge is released that engages the teams in hands-on robotics design and scientific research. The goal is to encourage Iowa youth to become science and … Continue reading FIRST LEGO League in your Community

Human Resource/HR Operations

CIRAS experts work with Iowa businesses to identify and implement strategic human resource changes aimed at building your employer brand and becoming a great place to work. The first step is evaluate the company’s current strengths and weaknesses related to HR and Workforce. CIRAS is here to help throughout the process. Assistance available to Iowa … Continue reading Human Resource/HR Operations

Identify and attract the right skilled workers

CIRAS experts work with Iowa businesses to identify and implement strategic changes that will make a company better at finding the best employees. The first step is to identify who you can hire. CIRAS is here to help throughout the process. Assistance available to Iowa businesses includes: Review local workforce data to identify under-employed populations. … Continue reading Identify and attract the right skilled workers

Iowa Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of innovators and makers. While national Manufacturing Day is officially the first day of each October, companies and community organizations can plan events for any date that works best for them. Iowa Manufacturing Day events are a great first step in … Continue reading Iowa Manufacturing Day

K-12 STEM Engagement

We help Iowa companies develop strategy to impact their communities for talent expansion through engagement with K-12 audiences including students, educators, and parents. Since our creation in 2002, we have worked with hundreds of partnering industry and organizations to increase reach to Iowa STEM talent. We help businesses and economic developers by: Building a diverse … Continue reading K-12 STEM Engagement

Retain and develop skilled workers

CIRAS experts work with Iowa businesses to identify and implement strategic changes that will make a company better at developing and retaining the best employees. The first step is to implement simple retention strategies, providing a foundation for growing your workforce. CIRAS is here to help throughout the process. Assistance available to Iowa businesses includes: … Continue reading Retain and develop skilled workers

Student Projects at ISU

Several colleges at Iowa State University, including the College of Engineering, require every student to complete a capstone project to graduate. Many of these projects are sponsored by companies. A team of senior students work with the company to apply learned principles, which could include engineering analyses and design recommendations. Project topics reflect Iowa State’s … Continue reading Student Projects at ISU

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