Learn skills to adopt skill-based practices to attract hire, retain and promote quality talent.
Developed by the Rework America Alliance and McKinsey and Company, the Employer Accelerator program provides hands-on support, expert guidance and professional connections for you to:
- Attract and hire qualified employees while networking with other businesses
- Connect to new sources of talent with worker-serving organizations
- Meet local training providers and discuss feedback on workforce development needs
- Increase workforce diversity and improve employee retention
Cohort Sessions and Workshops
Join Goodwill Easter-Seals Minnesota, Urban League Twin Cities, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and other partners in supporting and building job seekers’ skills-based practices with the Twin Cities Accelerator Cohort.
- Developing accessible job postings focused on the skills, abilities and competencies of your position for hire.
- Interviewing and evaluating candidates through a skills-based inclusive lens.
- Driving socio-economic mobility and a talented employee base through partnerships for onboarding/upscaling practices.
- Discovering ways to source employees from neighboring industries and local workforce development agencies.
Increasing workforce diversity and improving employee retention.
Upcoming Virtual Informational Sessions
Solve your current hiring challenges with Rework American Alliance skills-based practices.
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, along with the MPLS Chamber of Commerce and Urban League, bring these national initiatives to employers in the Twin Cities areas.
These Informational sessions explain how the upcoming in-person workshops will provide powerful knowledge in skills-based hiring practices to move beyond traditional approaches of hiring and talent management to assessing candidates and onboard/develop staff based on the true knowledge, skills and abilities needed to do a job.
Info session dates (virtual):
4/10 at 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
4/12 at 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Email us your questions about Virtual Info Session.
Upcoming In-person Workshop at St. Paul Campus
Rework America Alliance for Employers: Solve your Hiring Challenges
This free in-person workshop provides powerful knowledge concerning skills-based hiring practices that move beyond traditional approaches to hiring and talent management to assessing candidates and onboard / develop staff based on the true knowledge, skills and abilities needed to do a job.
Upcoming in-person employer workshops will provide in-depth learning and thought partnering on the topics of:
- Updating job postings to emphasize necessary skills.
- Assessing and interviewing candidates based on knowledge and skills.
- Creating training programs to onboard and retain workers.
- Finding qualified candidates faster.
- Increasing workforce diversity.
- Improving employee advancement and retention.
- Demonstrating commitment to equitable practices.
- Guiding the development of onboarding and training programs.
Upcoming In-person Workshops
Thursday April 20th, from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday May 4th, from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Email us your questions about In-Person Workshops.
“My updated job posting had 18 applicants that were all qualified. The old one had 1 candidate that was way over-qualified”. – HR manager, Consumer goods and services
“After taking these trainings it made me have more confidence; when I started, I had 20-22 openings and now I have 5.” – Recruiter, Commercial services
“This program was a game changer. What I accomplished through the program in one hour would have taken me 6-8 hours to do on my own. The progress we made was incredible.”
– HR generalist, Transportation
Flyers and Reports
- PDF Rework America Alliance program flyer
- McKinsey Report about building a skills-based, inclusive workforce
- How the Employer Accelerator program works
- Attracting and developing a broader pool of talent
- Identifying transferrable skills and creating accessible opportunities
- Enabling skills-based transitions to higher-wage jobs
- Understanding and communicating the skills of nontraditional talent pools