Learn effective ways to attract, select and retain workers that bring in-demand skills to your organization, with the Skillful Talent Series, from the Rework America Alliance. Skills-based hiring practices effectively reduce hiring bias and improve employee retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
The Skillful Talent Series provides practical guidance and support to help employers – and those that provide business development or HR guidance to employers – to implement an inclusive, skills-based strategy. Developed with input from HR experts, training specialists, career advisors, worker-serving organizations, and others, the Skillful Talent Series draws on a wealth of expertise and insights from our partners.
The Skillful Talent Series is designed to help employers break away from traditional, outdated hiring methods, which overly rely on proxies for skills like degrees, previous job titles, years of experience, and subjective evaluation. The short, 30-minute online courses are arranged in five modules, one for each stage of the talent management process and are SHRM-certified for professional development credit. The modules cover the key pillars of skills-based hiring: recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and training and advancement.
“The content from the Skillful Talent Series has been valuable for me and my workers, and it is helping me access candidates that would have otherwise been overlooked. I was able to learn the concepts for skills-based hiring and was provided additional tools and resources to create and update job postings. Having this available digitally will be a great way for companies to deploy more broadly across their organization.”
– Nicole McMurray, Regional Manager, AppleOne
For more information about bringing the Skillful Talent Series to your organization or ways in which we can help you advise other businesses on adopting skills-based talent management practices, please contact us.