How Project SEARCH Can Transform Your Workplace
Matt and Ceili are part of the Food & Nutrition Services team at Providence Health & Services in Portland, OR, a department responsible for preparing more than 3,000 meals each day and over one million meals annually for patients and guests of the Medical Center. Since the addition of Matt and Ceili to the department during peak hours, they have relieved staff of tasks previously squeezed into other positions, have added consistency, and have proved that staff can rely on them to help provide integral health services that patients and families depend on. In other words, they’ve made things flow a lot smoother in a busy and stressful department.
So what’s special about Project SEARCH?
Project SEARCH participants contribute much more than just their job duties. Over dozens of years of success nationwide, they have proven to increase morale, reduce turnover, and solve workplace logistical problems in the businesses and industries they’re in.
“The efficiency and friendliness that they bring to the department is unparalleled,” says Tina Kisor, Manager of Food & Nutrition Services at Providence Health & Services. “They’re a breath of fresh air.”
The Project SEARCH model provides a seamless transition for new employees entering the workforce to become top performers at their jobs. Businesses select the job openings, a Project SEARCH affiliate (like DePaul) recommends the candidates, and businesses do the hiring. Candidates are selected based on their ability to perform the job at hand, and nothing more. Project SEARCH embraces simplicity and alleviates potential hassle for both the business and employee, allowing the program to function at its best and deliver maximum business benefit.
Improving our workforce begins with business.
Want more proof? Read about Project SEARCH employees at The Standard, or schedule a free consultation to learn about filling the gaps in your workplace.