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Five Reasons Why Apprenticeships Are
1 Apprenticeships Provide Skilled Workers for Your Future
Apprenticeship training improves employees' skills, resulting in long-term benefit.
Apprenticeship training ensures that your employees' skillset matches your current and future needs. It eliminates any skill gaps and produces future leaders.
Your best practices and culture are an integral part of your apprentice's training from the start, eliminating the need for reprogramming.
Training is validated per stringent US DOL standards and credentialed through industry-leading industry associations.
2 Apprenticeships Increase Staff Retention
Employees who have been trained in-house are highly motivated, committed to the business and supportive of business objectives.
Apprenticeship encourages employees to think of their job as a career. Apprentices are therefore motivated to advance within the business rather than using the opportunity as a stepping stone.
Apprenticeships reduce recruitment costs. Offering an apprenticeship to an existing member of staff demonstrates an internal investment and communicates that the employee is an essential integral part of the workforce and has a future with the business.
According to research data, 92% of companies employing apprentices report a more motivated and satisfied workforce. 85% have seen a significant increase in employee retention.
H2H Veterans have maintained an average of 82% Retention in five years.
3 Apprenticeships Increase Your Bottom Line
Apprentices typically generate an ROI between 150% and 300% (IMI Research)
Investing in s apprenticeships has a positive financial effect
Research data reveals that 81% of consumers favor using businesses that employ apprentices.
Average overall employer savings on average equals half of first-year market wage.
US DOL Apprenticeships are eligible for state and federal funding through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
4 Apprentices Can Inspire Your Business
Apprentices are eager to learn and support your business. They often bring a fresh approach and a positive attitude into the workplace.
A business's investment in apprenticeships shows it is willing to support and invest in its employees, inspiring a positive reputation and employer of choice designation.
5 Apprenticeships Result in Increased Productivity
Apprentices may take on entry-level tasks, removing those responsibilities from more senior employees, allowing those senior employees to focus on more key areas of work.
Delegating basic jobs to an apprentice provides a learning opportunity. Throughout the apprenticeship, an apprentice will take on increased responsibility. This strategic allocation of work results in more productive employees.
Skills and competencies required for optimal performance are specifically designed into a learning strategy with metrics and performance goals to measure success.
Seven additional Benefits specific to Hiring our Heroes
1 Cost Savings
The average savings at 24 months is 50% of open position first year salary not including grants, tax credit or special scholarship funding.
Registered apprentice salaries start at 55% of market rate, while also qualified to provide veteran a stipend to offset lower compensation. Our model also leads to considerable savings on recruitment, training and development costs while also enabling our employers to qualify for up to $9600 tax credit per hire and Workforce Investment Opportunity Act funding. WOW!
2 Pre-Screened Talent
We recruit candidates who demonstrate an aptitude for professional AND personal success. Our team pre-screens proven high potential candidates via phone, in-person and specialized assessment strategies and only select the best for an interview with our Ally Employers.
3 Trained & Certified Professionals
In addition to an average of 2.5 years of military training, our Healthcare experienced veterans receive accelerated occupational training credentialed by our nationally recognized partner institutions such as The AAPC and the NHA, two of the nations largest healthcare associations and education organization. H2H is an approved US Department of Labor and VA Registered Apprenticeship program, therefore, providing the validated structure and resources for two years of blended learning consisting of on-the-job training while ensuring great work performance.
4 No Headcount...No Problem
Though we prefer direct hire for our Heroes, we understand that innovation requires gradation and therefore we offer a locum tenens (temp to perm) onboarding strategy custom designed to meet your requirements yet ensure meaningful employment for our Heroes.
By leveraging our proven model our Ally Employers don't have to deal with all state and federal registration, reporting and audit requirements in order to benefit from participation in a registered apprenticeship. You simply partner with us and we lead the program and maximize your veteran hiring experience. Our coaches will work closely with all employer stakeholders and apprentices to maximize engagement, gather periodic feedback, monitor progress, ensure satisfaction, maintain compliance and create success.
Leveraging the Registered Apprentice design our skills and competency development framework ensures high engagement, growth, and performance. Our model has been able to maintain an 82% retention rate after 5 years.
H2H offers increased diversity. On average our veteran cohort consists of 20% women, 54% minorities, and 10% disabled. With an average age of 30 and 8 years active duty, our veterans bring a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to help create a solid foundation for success.
Called To Serve
"Who wouldn't want to be the best" - IDC
Healthcare is "Army Strong"
"We would like every hospital in the US to be doing this." - Dr. John Lees, DO
Read what these healthcare leaders had to say about
Heroes to Healthcare recently....
Shon Conine, CEO Veritex Spine stated " When I’m looking for employees, I don’t want the box. I need individuals that can think outside the box. And veterans are ideal candidates because they already do that. They see the bigger picture."
JR. Thomas, Co Managing Partner Thomas Marshall Group whom previously was the CEO of Irving Tx based Medsynergies recently acquired by Optum a United Healthcare Group division said " When we implemented this program, EBITDA was around 20% and in 2016 it was at 36%. Proven results"
John Kuznar, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CWE Apprenticeship & Training Representative at the US Department of Labor provided everyone with insights on the positive implications of a Registered Apprenticeship strategy. "Studies have shown that you get $1.47 for every $1 spent for companies that actually implement apprenticeship."
Dr. Cristian Lieneck. PhD, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, FAHM, CPHIMS provided outstanding validation by stating " This program provides the bridge to marketable competencies and future lifelong learning. It provides a path to meaningful employment today while instilling confidence to pursue secondary education in the future."
Retired Air Force Col. Don Taylor, Director of Southwestern Health Resources Integration was very engaged and clearly excited about the Heroes to Healthcare initiative and saw the benefit to UT Southwestern by saying "The program aligns perfectly with what we are looking for."
Michael Miscoe, Esq.*, CPC, CASCC, CUC, CCPC, CPCO, CPMA, CEMA, AAPC’s incoming National Advisory Board president and a 10-year Army officer, said, “Military Veterans, as a group, are selfless and motivated individuals that embody the concept of professionalism. Their demonstrated commitment to the achievement of higher standards under difficult circumstances based on the rigors of their service to the country set them apart from others in their age-group. Heroes to Healthcare, supported by the AAPC CPPM curriculum, is an exceptional program designed to transition these outstanding veterans into positions within the healthcare business sector.”