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Electric vehicles charging at NRG.
It’s not a new honor, but it’s one we’re always thrilled to receive. RNRG has been named one of the “2016 Best Places to Work in Vermont" via an annual survey and awards program designed to recognize the places of employment in Vermont that benefit the state's economy, workforce, and businesses.
RNRG is a tenacious, resilient company that has been in the business of manufacturing products for the renewable energy industry for over 30 years. Working in the global energy sector, RNRG has experienced firsthand the challenges of working in a sometimes volatile industry during a time of economic and legislative uncertainty.
I recently spoke at a business school class at The University of Vermont on the topic of employee relations. The students sat dutifully listening, but I’m not sure they really understood how critical a role “employee relations” plays in the workplace.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I spoke to a group of business school students at the University of Vermont on the topic of company culture and employee relations. In preparing for this presentation, it got me thinking more deeply about how company culture evolves and who defines it within an organization.
Hiring college students for the summer months has been particularly rewarding for us at NRG Systems. Every year, we look to hire the best and the brightest students who are seeking to gain hands-on experience and eager to learn about our industry.
Vermont, where I live and work, is one of the least diverse states in the United States. The percentage of the State's population that is non-Hispanic white just recently dropped to 94%, according to the 2010 US Census.
One might think that recruiting the best and the brightest during tough economic times would be an easy task – high unemployment means plenty of well-qualified people looking for meaningful work. In my experience, though, no matter what the economic climate, recruitment is challenging. It’s truly a study in human psychology.