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    Default SAFER Recruitment & Retention Help

    I am having a hard time with Element #4 in the SAFER Recruitment and Retention grant. Anyone have a successful R&R grant with a good Cost/Benefit? I am going for a Project Coordinator, Advertisment Development, Movie Theater Ad, etc... Any help would be great. Please feel free to email me at mvolger at umich.edu

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    Marc Volger
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    You're probably overthinking this one. Cost-Benefit is about how much are you going to spend versus what you're going to get back, in this case in qualitative senses not money. So if you're doing a campaign like that hoping to pull in 4 new recruits a year and it costs $20k a year, how much is that compared to hiring 1 daytime driver? What benefits are you going to see spending that money versus hiring someone, or are at least hoping to see? Recruit 8 new drivers that do shift work, average of 25% of the members being available at any given time that pretty much sounds like you'll have 2 drivers 24/7 instead of 1 during 40hrs.

    Stuff like that.
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    Good post Brian. I wish more people understood how to quantify the benefit that way. It would make the applications much more successful. But then again, that's why you keep in business :>)

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