Our Methodology & Principles

Grads of Life utilizes the power of data, collaboration and industry-leading experts to help companies design, implement, and scale skills-based HR and culture strategies.

Below are the fundamental values that guide our work.


We believe in taking actions that are proven to drive results. That is why at Grads of Life all of our work is grounded in evidence. To evaluate an employer’s current practices and areas of potential, we analyze a client’s current approach against extensive academic literature, case studies and subject matter expertise. Our recommendations to clients are backed by strong research findings and data to support decision-making. Our hallmark tools, such as the Opportunity Identifier, built in collaboration with Bain & Company, and the Occupation Review, built in collaboration with AdeptID, provide companies with the data they need to make informed decisions about their skills-based HR and culture strategies.


We relentlessly pursue measurable impact for and with our clients. We know that in order to garner sustainable and lasting change, skills-based talent strategies need to deliver both social impact and business benefits. Our 5 Pillar DEI framework outlines the evidence-based best practices that make up a holistic skills-based and people-centric HR strategy and, ultimately, company. The specific business practices codified within each pillar detail how companies can ensure their strategy is fully integrated into their broader business goals and operations to achieve powerful levels of impact.

Grads of Life strengthen opportunities for action; hiring strategy, employee retention strategy, professional skills and management training.


We view ourselves not just as consultants for our clients but as thought partners and sounding boards. We support our clients by meeting them where they are and building relationships based on trust, empathy and collaboration. Our goal is to guide and challenge our clients to transform them into leaders in the inclusive, skills-based employer movement.

What We Offer

Our suite of services and solutions.