Reaching out and giving back was the theme of the day at the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL)’s Employer of the Day event held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. In collaboration with MUL’s Business Employment & Solutions Training (BEST) program, HealthStar/First Nation’s South Minneapolis team took the opportunity to connect with other employers, participants and the community.
Shown from left to right: Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel (HealthStar/First Nations), Kim Coleman (MUL Job Coach), Nilda Garcia (HealthStar/First Nations) & Participant
BEST offer training as Health Unit Coordinator, Certified Nursing Assistant, Health Information Technology and other trades, while also enhancing the participant’s soft skills and emotional intelligence. “Building & maintaining those bridges to our community are essential to better understand potential HealthStar/First Nations team members and best serve our clients. Recruiting within the communities we serve allows us to connect with BEST graduates and pair them with our clients in a meaningful way,” stated Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel, Branch Manager, HealthStar/First Nations Home Health.
The collaboration with BEST provides a perfect opportunity to recruit individuals that have successfully completed the program. Focused on such qualities as Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment to Quality, Flexibility/Adaptability and other viable contributions, the intent is directly aligned with First Nation’s Expressions of Corporate Culture. Further, it offers a gateway to opportunity for graduates to become gainfully employed and connect to the community by offering quality home health services.
Branch Manager, HealthStar/First Nations Home Health.