Develop a Talent-Ready Workforce!
Now that you have your K-12 and secondary education partnerships and you are working hand-in-hand with your partners to identify and develop candidates, you must stay connected to these candidates. That’s easier said than done when you are building talent pools that start in middle and high school, to internships and even through college before they are ready to hire.
The 10 steps to your Future Workforce program are outlined here.
Let's dive in to the next step, Engage & Stay Connected
Engage & Stay Connected
Traditional CRM systems don’t enable connection and engagement to K-12 students. You need a system like XLeap that provides students with a digital portfolio with their skills and experience, as they develop and then does skills-matching to your postings in real time. Students want to use XLeap as it provides them with a lifetime digital portfolio and a way to engage and even apply for opportunities throughout their development and career.
From the company perspective you need a way to offer opportunities to K-12 and college students, identify matched candidates to these opportunities, receive applications or inquiries and finally to monitor this talent pool for years as their development progresses. You need a system like XLeap that supports the student journey from middle and high school to college and then through to their adult career. A system that brings in the ecosystem of company and secondary education partners with opportunities for these students.
It is impossible to build, engage and stay connected to a talent pool over years of development without a system in place to do that. This is why many workforce development programs are not viewed as successful, they cannot point to the talent pool they are building. They can only claim anecdotal evidence of student interest through outreach activities.
In this series, we will dive in to each step and discuss how to implement this strategy and create a qualified workforce.