Hiring in the Modern Talent Marketplace

Published: 2020
  • There has been a lack of skilled talent among the available workforce in recent years. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of respondents agreed.
  • Employers and hiring managers are preparing for a world where competencies – not degrees – are the most important factors when filling a job.
  • Respondents (78%) acknowledged the need to overhaul their hiring practices to make this shift to focus on competencies. 
  • Employers are working with higher education to align what is taught in the classroom with the needs of the economy. 

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Upskilling with Talent Pipeline Management (TPM)

Published: 2020
  • Employers must foster a new relationship with workers where maintaining and growing their skills is an imperative for business success. 
  • This report examines how to apply successful Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) strategies to build internal pipelines and upskill an existing workforce.

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Quality Pathways: Employer Leadership in Earn and Learn Opportunities

Published: 2018
  • An employer-led approach to stronger earn and learn pathways, in partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
  • A road map for incorporating stronger earn and learn pathways into new public-private education and workforce systems with quality assured and risk managed.

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Clearer Signals: Building an Employer-Led Job Registry for Talent Pipeline Management

Published: 2017
  • Proposes to develop and pilot test an employer-led job registry service that can assist employers and their HR technology partners.
  • Outlines how the job registry could be developed and organized.
  • Explains why the time is right for this approach to be pilot tested. 

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Building the Talent Pipeline: An Implementation Guide

Published: 2015
  • Expands on the work of the 2014 white paper, Managing the Talent Pipeline: A New Approach to Closing the Skills Gap.
  • Shows how key practices in supply chain management can inform employer action in organizing and managing the talent pipeline.

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Managing the Talent Pipeline: A New Approach to Closing the Skills Gap

Published: 2014
  • Examines the challenge and need for a “demand-driven” system.
  • Introduces supply chain management and explores key lessons that inform how employers can improve their partnerships with education and workforce providers.
  • Identifies three foundational principles for a new talent pipeline management system.
  • Highlights implications for key stakeholders, including employers, education and workforce providers, students and workers, and policymakers.  

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Changing the Debate on Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Published: 2016
  • Provides an overview of TPM and lessons learned from supply chain management in supplier quality assurance and certification.
  • Presents two approaches for expanding the employer role in higher education accreditation.
  • Presents a roadmap for developing an independent, employer-driven system.
  • Addresses implications for scaling and sustaining this new approach.

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Analyzing Talent Flow: Identifying Opportunities for Improvement

Published: 2015
  • Defines Talent Flow Analysis as a process for describing and analyzing the flow of workers into and out of a targeted set of jobs that are most critical for the competitiveness of employers and the region in which they do business.  
  • Explains the talent flow analysis approach and tees up the “how to” steps for public-private economic and workforce development initiatives to implement talent flow analysis.  

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