View the resources below aimed at providing employers with guidance on improving workplace culture and employee retention.

Workplace Culture 

This document compiles suggestions from businesses across the state, and other resources, on ways companies can improve workplace culture to attract and retain employees.

Conducting Stay Interviews 

Conducting stay interviews can allow you to find out more about your employee’s work style, expectations and what motivates them. Learn more about stay interviews in this document provided by Arizona State University.

Next Steps Idaho

Next Steps Idaho is an initiative of the Idaho State Board of Education in partnership with Idaho’s employers that is designed to help residents at a career crossroads or in high school understand and pursue the many education and career opportunities available in the state. Click the link above to learn more.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. Click the link above to learn more.

Idaho Businesses for Education

Idaho Businesses for Education is designed to connect people aged 16 through 24 to training and careers. Youth apprenticeships provide education, work experience, and access to postsecondary education, training, and certifications. Click the link above to learn more.

A Skilled Workforce

Idaho’s Western spirit has created a hardworking, can-do culture, and it shows in our workforce. Our employees are dedicated and highly skilled, and our colleges and universities collaborate with the private sector to customize programs that meet the needs of Idaho businesses. Click the link to learn more.

Supervisor New Hire Checklist

This document, provided by Arizona State University provides guidance to employers on providing an effective onboarding experience for new hires.

Idaho Launch

Idaho Launch is a new program is managed by the Idaho Department of Labor and is funded through the Idaho Workforce Development Fund. Idaho residents can apply for tuition support up to a lifetime maximum cash benefit of $7,500 in a variety of short-term training areas. Click the link above to learn more.


Idaho businesses and employees both benefit from registered apprenticeships. Employers see an increase in employee retention, productivity and profitability. Employees earn while they learn, reduce student debt and may receive a nationally recognized certificate or credential. Click the link above to find apprenticeships.

Idaho Workforce Development Council

The Idaho Workforce Development Council is an independent office under the Governor to champion the development and implementation of a statewide, strategic workforce development plan to meet industries’ needs today and tomorrow. The office also provides the workforce training fund and the workforce innovation opportunity act. 

Forging Futures

Forging Futures is a workforce-pipeline initiative that focuses on creating and promoting financially-rewarding manufacturing career opportunities for Idahoans through purposeful education and connections with industry partners, resources and community support. Click the link above to learn more.