Skill Works 101 & 102
Skill Works 101 : Attract the Right Talent & Skill Works 102: Candidate Evaluation
When: April 3, 2019; 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Boulder Chamber Center, 2440 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Cost: $30 for 101 & 102, $50 for full Skill Works series
This session will cover both Skill Works 101: Attract the Right Talent and Skill Works 102: Candidate Evaulation.
If you’re like most companies, you are struggling to find the skilled workforce your company needs. Traditional hiring methods might be preventing you from hiring the talent you need. Traditional methods of screening and selecting talent can eliminate up to 99% of available talent.
Skill Works 101: Attract the Right Talent
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to focus your job posting on the skills candidates need to succeed, broaden your talent pools to all qualified applicants, reduce bias in your job postings, and source and recruit the talent you’re struggling to find. By making these easy, straightforward updates to your hiring process, you’ll: hire better candidates, speed up time to hire, increase retention, and increase candidate diversity.
Skill Works 102: Candidate Evaluation
Know with certainty that your applicants have the skills for the job! Interview and evaluate your candidates based on the skills they have to offer and find the best fit for the position.
Representing the Boulder Chamber, Jessie is serving as the Workforce Development Consultant supporting the launch of Skill Works Trainings in Boulder County. Jessie has been working in employee and career development for over a decade. She spent much of that time with the Career Center at CU Denver, including the last couple of years as the Associate Director. Jessie is currently a Career Counselor and Leadership Coach for BetterUp, an employee development organization based in San Francisco. She has a doctorate in Leadership and completed her dissertation research on employee behavior, engagement, and empowerment within generational work preference. Jessie is excited to draw on this experience to assist in the development of the Skill Works Training program in Boulder.
As an Associate of Skillful Colorado, an initiative of the Markle Foundation, the state Colorado, Microsoft, and LinkedIn, Trevor and his colleagues look to create a labor market based on skills. Having worked in education and in youth empowerment as a teaching assistant and tutor, Trevor leads the development of Skillful’s skills-based training and toolkit to help employers learn and adopt skills-based practices. Drawing from his time in community and political outreach, Trevor develops partnerships and collaborates with industry partners, nonprofits, and workforce centers. Trevor brings a passion for inclusion and equity to his work at Skillful, developing solutions to reduce bias in hiring and the workplace to ensure an economy that works for all.