Perception is everything. It's always best to state your own position.
-Paul Wooderson, Owner
Columbia, MO (PRWEB) March 27, 2012
Networkplace announces a new website focused on their Take The Pledge campaign. The new website is designed to remove many distractions that can be better handled by other sites, while continuing to find nonconventional methods for helping the unemployed. Take the Pledge, Unemployed Need Apply, is designed to begin rebuilding trust between the unemployed and businesses. Networkplace believes that this new focus will ultimately provide a greater benefit to both the unemployed and businesses within the community.
The first step in this process is to have businesses openly proclaim that they will not discriminate against the unemployed. The company believes it’s necessary to rebuild the trust that may have eroded either for good reason, such as those companies who have openly stated their unwillingness to accept unemployed applicants, or due to perceptions that may arise for those dealing with long-term unemployment. "Perception is everything." said Paul Wooderson, owner. "It's always best to state your own position."
Unemployment remains a local issue and future services rolled out by Networkplace will still be determined by geographic density of respondents. That said, however, the Take The Pledge campaign is now open nationwide. By opening the list nationwide, a greater geographically diverse list can be compiled. Those who are unemployed will have a larger set of options not only in skill, but location. One aspect of the current unemployment crisis is matching a skill with a location where it is in demand.
Another motivation for opening the list nationwide is pending legislation. Over a dozen states have legislation pending to either prohibit discrimination of the unemployed in advertisements for job openings or in hiring. Businesses who Take The Pledge can be proactive in stating their commitment to all applicants, without the force of legislation. Consumers and employees are encouraged to speak to their employers about it.
For business owners who Take The Pledge and provide optional information, they'll offer even greater value to the unemployed while helping themselves by improving the quantity and quality of candidates who have what they need and want. They can also share in their own PR that they’ve taken the pledge.
Formed in July 2011, Networkplace, LLC was founded with the mission of creating communities that work. Working communities not only represent high levels of sustainable employment, but they also characterize a “help your neighbor” commitment. A complement to traditional employment agencies, the company believes that community involvement in the current unemployment crisis may be the key to moving lives in a positive direction. You can visit Networkplace on Facebook.