Equity is at the forefront of many necessary conversations today. It has been the foundation for change within organizations, a call to action in communities, and a rallying cry for marginalized groups. However, as widely as equity is embraced theoretically, its application leaves many wondering where to start.
Rework America Alliance member UnidosUS recently hosted its 2023 annual conference bringing together leaders, experts, and advocates to foster collaboration, innovation, and thought leadership with the goal of empowering the nation’s 62 million Latinos. Our Acting President Beth Cobert participated in a plenary session that focused on the transformative impact of the pandemic on the American workforce.
There’s no doubt about it, skills-based practices are becoming more mainstream with many employers and states making commitments to drop degree requirements. But is it important to remember that skills-based hiring must extend beyond dropping degree requirements and updating job descriptions.
The Annual Horizons conference hosted by JFF, serves as a national platform for driving equitable economic advancement through innovative practices and scalable solutions in education and workforce systems. Check out insights from workforce leaders and Rework America Alliance members.
The Rework America State Network Coaching convening took place in Denver, CO. In this piece, check out some of the key topics discussed.
Historically, employers have overlooked talented candidates because of an overemphasis on educational achievements, such as bachelor’s degrees, and past job titles. But, data suggests companies are moving toward a more flexible model of candidate recruiting.
With Ohio being one of the latests states to announce an executive order to prioritize skills-based hiring, we looked at what changes are being made and why.
The Center for an Urban Future held a policy symposium that explored the opportunity to greatly expand the practice of skills-based hiring across New York City’s economy.
Beth Cobert, Markle’s Acting President, joined Terry Gerton, President and CEO of NAPA, on the Management Matters Podcast to discuss skills-based practices.