Employers agree that innovation is necessary to meet the future needs of the workforce. The Ready To Work Business Collaborative hosted its 3rd in a series of leadership round table sessions to promote thought leadership and collaboration to improve inclusive hiring practices and enable hiring of ready to work talent, often overlooked populations due to unintentional bias, not having the facts or data that shows benefits. Ready to work talent encompasses veterans, the long term unemployed, people with disabilities and opportunity youth.

The day covered conversations with employers including Microsoft, CVS Health, Hilton Worldwide and others. We had discussion groups incorporated Improving Retention, Apprenticeships, Work-based learning.

AGENDA

Breakfast   8:00 – 9:30 

Keynote   8:45 – 9:15 

Chuck Edward, Microsoft

Presentations

9:30 – 10:30  Lena Barkley – CVS Health Benefits of hiring people with disabilities

10:00 – 10:30 John Bernier – Hilton WorldwideHow Apprenticeships meet hiring goals and benefit Youth Employment

Break/Networking   10:30 – 10:45

10:45 – 12:00  Kim Gilsdorf– FSG Workgroups Retention strategies that create business and social value.

Lunch   12:00 – 1:00

1:00 – 1:30  Lorri Brady – Oracle CorpWhy Hire Veterans

1:30 – 2:00  David Leaser – IBMOpen Badging/Credentialing a new way to think about hiring in the ‘New Collar World’

2:00 – 2:30  Jason Cameron – Pacific Gas & ElectricPowerPathway addresses that looming skills gap – how other industries can replicate

Break/Networking   2:30 – 3:00

3:00 – 4:00  Mary Wright – JFFDiscussion Group – Myths & Facts of Work-based learning (Success & Measurement)

4:00 – 4:30  Lindsay Strain – HMS Host & Kappie Farrington – Rockefeller FoundationYouth Hiring  The importance of training, development and retention

Off-Site Networking

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