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.
Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Here are some of the things we’ve been doing to help close the opportunity divide, and look forward to accomplishing even more at Workday and within all the communities we’re a part of in 2019.
Business and education leaders came together at the Bloomberg Next Tomorrow's Talent Forum to discuss a number of timely challenges, ranging from how we can better prepare graduates for the workplace to how artificial intelligence impacts existing job roles. Workday's Leighanne Levensaler shares some ideas for next steps, including working more closely with local educational institutions, seeking diverse sources of talent, better sourcing from within the organization, and reskilling the workforce to adapt to innovation.
We recently conducted a global study of 998 business leaders across industries, with the goal to understand how companies use organizational agility to successfully deliver digital products and services. Here's a first look at the results.
Please join us on April 24 for Workday Opportunity Onramps. This inaugural workforce development conference is for any organization interested in providing training, internships, and job opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds who face barriers to employment, as well as workforce development organizations seeking to learn more from their corporate hiring partners.
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.
There’s a lot of buzz these days about the outlook for tomorrow’s talent. Global companies and higher education institutions talk about the skills gap, the impact of intelligent technologies on jobs, and staggering college loan debts. Here's how we can bring together different members of our community to establish a clear path forward.
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.
Attracting, developing, and retaining the right talent can be a real struggle for midsize companies. This three-part blog series concludes by examining how organizations can improve their talent management strategy and how technology can help support it.
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.
Business and higher education leaders met in New York to discuss workforce development challenges and the findings of a Workday and Bloomberg Next survey on the emerging skills gap and more. What are organizations doing wrong, and where can they make improvements? Read these three takeaways.