November 19, 2014

Managing the Talent Pipeline

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is engaging employers and their partners across the country in developing a new demand-driven approach—talent pipeline management—to close the skills gap. Through extending lessons learned from innovations in supply chain management, this is a call for employers to play a new and expanded leadership role as “end-customers” of education and workforce partnerships.
This white paper begins by examining the challenge and need for a “demand-driven” system. From there, it introduces supply chain management and explores key lessons that inform how employers can improve their partnerships with education and workforce providers.
Next, the paper identifies three foundational principles for a new talent pipeline management system and concludes by highlighting implications for key stakeholders, including employers, education and workforce providers, students and workers, and policymakers.