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21
Apr

Shift Happens – Job Ready Hire

“Shift Happens” was the theme of the Close It Summit held in Dallas, Texas just a few weeks before the election, without knowledge that a big shift in leadership for our country was on its way. Companies gathered to look at new ways to hire talent, find talent, develop talent. And a newly formed Innovative Business Hiring Council was unveiled to focus on a new business model for companies to employ youth based on skills and competencies. We are long overdue for a shift in the old hiring model. The unanticipated change in leadership has created angst across the country,...
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20
Apr

Competency-Based Hiring: 10 Signals The Shift Is Happening

Post written by Ryan Craig and Jamai Blivin Jamai Blivin is the founder and CEO of Innovate+Educate, a nonprofit focused on closing the skills gap. The skills gap is generating unprecedented attention — and with good reason. Nearly 8 million Americans are unemployed and looking for work while an estimated 6 million jobs remain unfilled. Fifty-three percent of college graduates students believe they’re ready to apply their skills and knowledge in the workforce, but only 23% of employers agree. It is increasingly clear that misalignment between post-secondary education and workforce needs is suppressing economic productivity and growth, as systematic reliance...
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