Grads of Life Blog

Category: Hiring and Retention Practices

How To Address The Workforce Diversity Gap

Stop me when you have heard this before: the current talent pipeline is broken and isn’t diverse enough to hire from. The problem however isn’t that the pipeline isn’t diverse enough. It’s that we are not looking enough in the right places. We are not tapping into enough of the world’s potential and it is […]

Building Your Workforce With Confidence

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) focuses on accomplishing its mission on a day-to-day basis, and in the process, we’re building careers and changing lives. Providing “training and placement of men and women serving the building industry” is what we’re all about and we’re committed to seeing our students succeed, which is why we recently commissioned a study to […] Read More

New Way of Doing Business: Career Pathways

American companies in numerous industries are utilizing career pathways to meet their talent needs and improve opportunities for their employees. Career pathways are an effective strategy to help workers acquire marketable skills and industry-recognized credentials by encouraging greater collaboration among education, workforce partners, and businesses looking to hire skilled workers. The model works for youth […] Read More

How To Build A Stronger Workforce? Hire for Skills, Not Schools

The Opportunity Divide in America is real, and it seems impossible to overcome. But employers who think differently about talent acquisition can both find stronger, more diverse talent pools and join the movement to close that Divide in our country. A few weeks ago I had the distinct honor of giving a keynote at the […] Read More

Making The Case For Hiring Opportunity Youth

Three years ago, we set out with the Rockefeller Foundation to address a very challenging question: With nearly six million youth out of school and out of work (termed “opportunity youth”), how can our country address youth employment at scale? Getting there would require a strong business case to justify shifts in business practice. At […] Read More

How Grads of Life Is Supporting The President’s #FirstJob Compact

Grads of Life is delighted to share President Obama’s announcement today on the progress of the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative and the new commitments made by the private sector to expand job opportunities for all of the nation’s young people. In February 2014, the President launched MBK, which called on communities to act to […] Read More