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MN Skills-Based Hiring Accelerator

We help your company build a plan that will attract, hire and retain the best talent.

Half-Day Comprehensive Workshop

  • Rebuild your hiring process with a skills and competency-based approach by focusing on candidates’ capabilities rather than credentials
  • Improve retention by rebuilding job descriptions, interview processes, onboarding and more​​​​​​​
  • Increase diversity among your workforce using data-driven tools that lead to more equitable hiring processes
  • Network with talent-sourcing organizations 
  • Content is tailored for each organization’s needs along with individualized coaching

This program is a partnership between:

Upcoming Events

In-Person Workshops

This comprehensive 4-hour in-person workshop offers a hands-on assessment and reconstruction of your organization’s hiring, onboarding and talent management processes to move beyond traditional hiring approaches to focus on the true skills and abilities needed to do a job. The process drives empowerment, accessibility, diversity and inclusion that all leads to improved retention.


Upcoming Workshops:


Tuesday, June 25, 2024
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
SkyWater Technology
2401 E 86th St, Bloomington, MN 55425
Cost: $50

Tuesday, July 30, 2024
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
553 Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55104
Cost: $50


  • Case Study - Markle Foundation's case study of the successes of GESMN's Accelerator Program
  • PDF Flyer - Minnesota Employer Talent Accelerator program
  • McKinsey Report about building a skills-based, inclusive workforce


Testimonials & Facts

“Hiring for skills is 5X more predictive of on-the-job performance than strictly hiring for education.” – Markle Foundation

“My updated job posting had 18 applicants that were all qualified. The old one had one candidate that was way over-qualified”. – HR manager, Consumer goods and services