Regional Convenings

eConvenings-graphicReinvesting In Local Talent: How to Build a Sustainable Talent Pipeline

February 28, 2018 - New York City

Businesses on both the national and local fronts agree now more than ever that innovation and workforce reinvestment are essential to meet their profit goals. New York City businesses are no exception. In November 2017, nationally there were 5.9 million open jobs in the U.S. for which employers say they cannot find skilled workers. 

Attend our NYC Business Breakfast to participate in employer leadership discussions about hiring and training best practices to learn how some companies are working directly with workforce development organizations, educational institutions and policy makers who together, can help you understand your role, the opportunities you and your company have to identify new talent pipeline solutions.

CLICK HERE for the agenda, panelists and to register.



eConvenings-graphicReady To Work Talent: Success and Measurement

September 13, 2017 - San Francisco

The Ready To Work Business Collaborative held its third in a series of Employer Leadership Roundtables as we promoted the business case for employers to implement more inclusive hiring practices. Hear employer success stories which identified ready to work talent that meet profit goals and objectives.

Keynote Speaker: Chuck Edward, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Microsoft

CLICK HERE for the agenda, bios and video recordings of the events.



eConvenings-graphicWorking Together Employers and Educators + Skills Gap Solutions

June 21, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN

Working Together Employers and Educators + Skills Gap Solutions was held on June 21, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. This leadership event sponsored by U. S. Bank and Robert Half promoted partnerships between employers and educators that teach middle skills to non-traditional students who are frequently overlooked in today’s heated job market.

Keynote Speaker: Guy Finne, Manager Human Resources, Mayo Clinic

CLICK HERE for the agenda and video recordings of the days segments.


eConvenings-graphic‘Ready To Work’ Talent Success and Measurement

March 15, 2017 - New York City

Our first convening, ‘Ready To Work’ Talent Success and Measurement, sponsored by The Conference Board and PeopleScout, was hosted by Wells Fargo in New York City on March 15, 2017 featuring both larger and smaller employers representing financial services, retail, marketing, staffing and manufacturing. Employers presented potentially replicable success stories implemented to expand more inclusive hiring including upskilled veterans, people with disabilities, opportunity youth and the long term unemployed.
Keynote Speaker: Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board

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Ready To Work Business Collaborative works cooperatively to help employers develop hiring best practices that target the long-term unemployed, underemployed, people with disabilities, military veterans, and Opportunity Youth.

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