Corridor HR Advisory Network

The Corridor HR Advisory Network is a partnership between Iowa City Area Development Group and the Employers Council of Iowa. Both organizations are committed to the success of local employers and connecting them to the resources they need.

Members include recruiters and local HR staff, IowaWorks staff, Career Services staff from a number of local colleges and universities, members of the Employee Resource Group Consortium and economic development professionals.

Meetings are typically held the 3rd Thursday of the month at 8:00 am at the Coralville CoLab. There may be times when we forego our monthly meeting and encourage members to attend other events.

Originally started around 2005 by ICAD Group and Priority One, the HR Advisory Network ensured regular communication between local companies and the economic development groups.

The Corridor HR Advisory Network programming has included monthly email announcements regarding area events, monthly meetings with a variety of speakers, shared resumes of candidates we couldn't use, presentations from representatives from the state of Iowa on workforce initiatives, and we’ve been a focus group for studies conducted by Kirkwood and other entities.

We plan to continue with these initiatives, and with the addition of a LinkedIn group, we encourage members to start discussions and share best practices on a regular basis - not just at our monthly meetings.

New energy and efforts being put into this group are the result of an initiative that came forth from the Regional Workforce plan which is being led by Kirkwood, ICAD Group, CRMEA and the UNI Institute for Decision Making.

We encourage you to come if you can, invite others who might like to join the conversation and feel free to make suggestions if there are topics you feel we should discuss.