Millions of active job seekers in the U.S. struggle to find positions that offer thriving wages and meaningful work. At Workday Opportunity Onramps yesterday, participants gathered to share ideas and solutions to this serious problems. In addition, companies including Google, LinkedIn, Okta, PwC, Salesforce.org, Symantec, Walmart, and Workday announced new initiatives.
The Adobe Digital Academy helps nontraditional candidates move into tech careers that offer more earning potential and growth opportunities. Think of it as an apprenticeship for today's world. In this interview, Adobe diversity and inclusion leaders discuss the new talent and perspectives it brings to the company, how they gained internal support for the program, and how it's changing the lives of participants.
We’ve all heard about the problem of the “skills gap.” Yet Byron Auguste, CEO and co-founder of Opportunity@Work, is convinced there are plenty of unemployed and underemployed people with great skills. In this interview, Auguste discusses what's wrong with today's hiring processes and what employers can do differently.
Is your organization considering a workforce development program for nontraditional job candidates, yet unsure where to start? Or maybe you lead diversity and inclusion efforts, and want to help other managers understand the problem of pedigree hiring. Leaders from four companies share advice and tips on gaining support for nontraditional hires.