Magazine article Parks & Recreation

CareerLinks Offers a New Way to Hire

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

CareerLinks Offers a New Way to Hire

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If you are about to begin the uncertain process of searching for qualified staff for your facility, the PGA of America has developed a new employment referral service that promises to make your search fast, effective, and more certain. PGA CareerLinks, the golf industry's new search and referral service, is a onestop hiring solution to resolve all your staffing needs. One of CareerLinks' nicest surprises is that the PGA provides this service to the golf industry on a complimentary basis!

Why no charge, you ask? As a benefit to you as an owner and to PGA members as potential employees, the PGA offers this proactive employment service that helps foster lasting employee/employer relationships, creating greater satisfaction and increased job tenure for both parties.

The PGA created CareerLinks to help employers avoid the usual challenges normally associated with searching for qualified staff, such as searching through hundreds of resumes or trying to extract the skills that qualify for your job from those that do not.

The CareerLinks service specializes in locating PGA members, based on your specific criteria, with the perfect skills" to match your facility's needs. Due to the new Golf Professional Training Program and the PGA's expanded career path initiatives, PGA members have ventured outside the roles traditionally assumed by golf professionals and are filling expanded roles in the golf industry.

Used by major golf management companies, CareerLinks is fast becoming one of the most popular recruiting solutions in the golf industry. In just the past year, CareerLinks assisted more than 350 industry employers in recruiting the right people, and new hires have enjoyed a 99 percent retention rate during the past two years. CareerLinks has proven to be a welcome alternative to the more traditional channels of job searching, such as using headhunters, search firms, committee networking, or friend referrals.

CareerLinks` success is based on three key elements. First, the service creates a win-win solution for all customers. By helping employers identify qualified personnel, both parties experience the reward of a long-term and successful employment relationship. …

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