Beverly Riddick

Lead the Way to Inclusive Hiring

February 10, 2017
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By Beverly Riddick, Executive Director

Employers are joining forces to build a bigger, stronger labor pool for the 21st century. Key to preventing labor shortages are better hiring practices that identify ready to work employees who are often overlooked by hiring algorithms and current interview practices.

The Ready to Work Business Collaborative is offering an opportunity to learn directly from your peers — other business leaders — how you can ensure that you have a pipeline of trained, dedicated workers for the job openings you have.

RTWBC is convening a series of Employer Leadership Roundtables you can learn how major corporations are redefining the way they hire in order to tap the vast pool of skilled, ready to work talent that includes long-term unemployed, veterans, opportunity youth, and workers trained to do exactly the jobs your business needs.

Join us on March 15 in New York City as Wells Fargo, Gap Inc., U.S. Bank, PeopleScout and others will share what they are doing to ensure a better long-term supply of employees who are trained and eager to work. Their experience covers businesses of all sizes and in many sectors.

“Ready to Work” Talent Success & Measurement

March 15, 8:30 am to 5 pm
Wells Fargo / Connections New York
150 East 42nd Street, Concourse Level, NYC

I’ve been impressed by the many programs leading corporations, such as PG&E, Principal Financial, EY and Prudential have developed to make sure that those who want to work are ready to work in the industries and businesses where they are most needed.

One of the most exciting aspects of the programs these leaders have created and implemented are the partnerships they’ve formed with intermediaries and educators — both nonprofit and government — who train workers with the specific skills needed and build curricula to meet a changing demand.

Intermediaries are invited to attend the convening, too, so you will have an opportunity to network with both business leaders who are establishing best practices and the intermediaries who may be able to provide workers with the exact skills you need to grow your business.

The event is free but registration is required. Visit to make a reservation or to learn more. We hope to see you there!