Dettman Interviewed for New Fortune Magazine Article

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Dettman interviewed for new Fortune Magazine article

Katie Drews

Katie Drews

Chief Experience Officer

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman was featured in a Fortune Magazine article by McKenna Moore to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the hiring process for both job seekers and employers. While companies shift their focus onto new ways to work and remain relevant in the current environment, Dettman also expects to see changes in the way companies recruit and evaluate potential hires. Read the full story HERE.

If you’re a student nearing graduation, a recent grad, or an early professional looking to take full advantage of your degree, check out our Avenica Pathways career development program for behavioral assessments, personalized coaching, and other valuable insights.

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers. To learn more about partnering with Avenica for your workforce needs, visit our partners’ page.

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Avenica Honors Juneteenth as a Company Holiday

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A Day to Celebrate: Avenica Honors Juneteenth as a Company Holiday

Katie Drews

Katie Drews

Chief Experience Officer

Earlier this month, we announced steps we’re taking to create what we hope will be meaningful and impactful change to create safer, more equitable, and more inclusive workplaces and communities.

As we look around, we’ve been encouraged by so many other companies across the country commit to doing the same in their own ways. Because we know that it isn’t our actions alone that will solve or end systemic racism, it’s all of us, taking individual steps in the right direction, that will turn the tide and create positive change.

Today we’re proud to take another step as we announced that from this year forward, Avenica will recognize and celebrate Juneteenth as an annual, company-paid holiday.

“Our hope is that this helps bring awareness to the significance and importance of this day and gives us all time to reflect and further educate ourselves,” says Scott Dettman, CEO, Avenica.

For more information and history on the “oldest nationally-celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States,” please visit the Juneteenth website.

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Avenica’s Commitment

Avenica’s Commitment

While the path to eradicating systemic racism is challenging and complicated, our stance is simple.

We believe that Black Lives Matter and are unequivocally against all forms of racism and hate.

Because we know that equality is not and should not be a privilege.

We know that voicing support isn’t enough and recognize our responsibility in driving real, meaningful, and impactful change and are taking intentional and deliberate action to do so.

Effective immediately, we are developing comprehensive training programs to address systemic racism, racial biases and inequality, diversity and inclusion, and more. It will be required training for all our internal teams as well as for all our candidates as part of the Avenica placement process.

We will also establish baseline diversity metrics through both our candidate process and internal hiring process to hold ourselves accountable to continuous improvement to ensure better employment outcomes for the Black community and other marginalized groups.

In addition, we commit to continuing the conversation about injustice and inequality and continually asking ourselves what else can we do.

We commit to this in hopes that our future workforce, leaders, and decision-makers better reflect our diverse communities. And we do this to create safer and more equitable workplaces and communities for all. Please know that our efforts do not stop here. We will continue to strive to further our mission and support the change needed for a more equitable future.

Avenica’s Kayleigh Christenson on Creating the Perfect Resume

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Avenica’s Kayleigh Christenson on Creating the Perfect Resume

Katie Drews

Katie Drews

Chief Experience Officer

Biography

In a recent feature for MyPerfectResume, Avenica Senior Account Manager Kayleigh Christenson talks about the do’s and don’t when it comes to adding flair and creativity to your resume.

With a focus on the format of a resume, Kayleigh shares insights on what are absolute musts for a resume and others that you may want to skip, such as adding an address to the header of your resume.

For more details on how to craft the perfect resume that will help you stand out to hiring managers, read the full article HERE.

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Avenica CEO featured in Fortune Magazine

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Dettman interviewed for new Fortune Magazine article

Katie Drews

Katie Drews

Chief Experience Officer

Biography

Avenica CEO Scott Dettman was featured in a Fortune Magazine article by McKenna Moore to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the hiring process for both job seekers and employers. While companies shift their focus onto new ways to work and remain relevant in the current environment, Dettman also expects to see changes in the way companies recruit and evaluate potential hires. Read the full story HERE.

If you’re a student nearing graduation, a recent grad, or an early professional looking to take full advantage of your degree, check out our Avenica Pathways career development program for behavioral assessments, personalized coaching, and other valuable insights.

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers. To learn more about partnering with Avenica for your workforce needs, visit our partners’ page.

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Job Searching During Pandemic – Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Shares Tips with Jeff Wagner, WCCO

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Job Searching During Pandemic – Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Shares Tips with Jeff Wagner, WCCO

Katie Drews

Katie Drews

Chief Experience Officer

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for job seekers. How do you navigate this new norm? Our CEO, Scott Dettman, was featured on WCCO | CBS Minnesota and shared tips with Jeff Wagner about applying and interviewing for work in this difficult job market. Watch the full interview below:

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Featured on WCCO Mid-Morning

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Featured on WCCO Mid-Morning

Katie Drews

Katie Drews

Chief Experience Officer

LinkedIn

Avenica CEO Scott Dettman joins WCCO Mid-Morning Hosts Jason DeRusha and Heather Brown to provide job search tips for graduating college students entering a job market impacted by COVID-19. Watch the full segment on WCCOTV, Yahoo, or click below.

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Interview with Cory Hepola, WCCO

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Interview with Cory Hepola, WCCO

Katie Drews

Katie Drews

Chief Experience Officer

LinkedIn

Avenica CEO Scott Dettman joined WCCO host Cory Hepola to talk about how companies are approaching the hiring process amid COVID-19, in addition to providing tips for job seekers who are now navigating a virtual job market.

Listen to the full interview on the WCCO Radio website, or click below.

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

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Avenica to Provide Support Amid COVID-19

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Avenica to Provide Support Amid COVID-19

Katie Drews

Katie Drews

Chief Experience Officer

LinkedIn

Avenica is providing free access to its career development program, Avenica Pathways, specifically designed to support graduating college seniors affected by loss of access to school resources and who are entering into an unprecedented economic hiring climate, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Avenica Pathways, which will be made available to eligible students at no charge beginning in early April, is intended to provide resources for graduating college seniors but to also support and supplement college/university Career Services offices that have been affected by the abrupt closure of schools and need to provide all remote services and access.

Students will have access to a robust offering which will include skills and career readiness assessments, one-on-one time with experienced career consultants, career exploration, and access to online learning and upskilling tools.

“College seniors approaching graduation are looking at a very different labor market than they were just a few weeks ago,” said Avenica CEO Scott Dettman.“ Beyond shrinking demand, graduates will also be unable to access on-campus resources like career services. Avenica can fill this void for students nationwide by leveraging our existing network of Talent Advisors and professionally-trained Coaches focused on providing career exploration, readiness coaching, last-mile training, and when possible, placement with one of our client partners.”

After years of hard work and determination, college seniors are set to graduate in an uncertain and unprecedented job market. The goal in this offering is to alleviate anxiety for both graduating seniors and Career Services offices and to provide continuity in the valuable career services and guidance. To date, Avenica has provided high-impact training, career coaching, and career placement to hundreds of thousands nationwide. Visit the Avenica Pathways page for more information and registration. Registration opens April 6th.

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

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Avenica COVID-19 Response

Updated: March 20, 2020

Message for our valued client partners (candidates see response below)

Thank you for your ongoing trust and partnership. At Avenica, we are set up and currently working remotely so you will experience little to no disruption in services or communications. As we have already seen and will undoubtedly continue to experience in the coming weeks, hiring and workplace practices are changing rapidly, but work still continues. We have already seen a spike in requests for talent but want to assure you that we’re still able to accommodate your needs so that you can continue to be as productive as possible during these uncertain times.

In addition, and consistent with CDC guidance, we have taken the following steps and are asking candidates to:

  • Notify us and their onsite direct supervisor and not come to the workplace if they are exhibiting signs, have been subject to potential exposure, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have any other reason to believe they were exposed to the virus.
  • Inform us of travel to CDC Level 3 and Level 2 countries and to not come into the workplace after such travel, before being cleared by the company.
  • Not come to the workplace if they have any flu symptoms or are otherwise ill.
  • Avenica candidates with symptoms of acute respiratory illness have been told to be 24 hours symptom-free without the aid of medication before returning to work.
  • Understand that they may be subject to up to 14 days of restriction from the workplace and may be required to supply a healthcare provider’s certificate to return to work.

We have also advised our current candidates on assignment to work with you to understand and comply with your company’s specific policies and procedures surrounding COVID-19. If you currently have an Avenica candidate on staff, we ask that you share your company’s specific COVID-19 protocol with that individual.

For in-person interviews and other candidate interactions, we’re happy to work with you and your teams to adhere to your internal policies and preferences around meetings and person-to-person contact and are able to provide video conferencing to enable continued progress for interviewing.

For any additional questions, contact your normal primary contact, or submit questions or concerns to Avenica’s Chief Experience Officer Katie Drews and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Message for our valued candidates

As an important member of the Avenica community, your health and safety are of utmost importance. To take the necessary precautions to keep you and others in all our communities and workplaces safe, please follow the below guidelines.

Please work with your onsite direct supervisor to understand and comply with the company’s specific policies and procedures surrounding COVID-19.

  • Immediately notify your onsite direct supervisor and your primary Avenica point of contact and do not come to the workplace if you are exhibiting signs, have been subject to potential exposure, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have any other reason to believe you were exposed to the virus. You should also phone your healthcare provider right away.
  • Immediately notify your onsite direct supervisor and your primary Avenica point of contact of travel to CDC Level 3 or Level 2 countries and do not come into the workplace after such travel, before being cleared by the company.
  • You may be subject to up to 14 days of restriction from the workplace and may be required to supply a healthcare provider’s certificate to return to work.
  • If you are sick, stay home to avoid spreading germs. Please do not return to work until you are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater, using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g., cough suppressants).
  • Do not come to the workplace if you have any flu symptoms or are otherwise ill. If you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, you must be 24 hours symptom-free without the aid of medication before returning to work.
  • If you have specific health concerns about working within a client facility, please notify your primary Avenica point of contact so we can work with you individually.

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

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