We take a demand-driven approach to workforce development, because employers are critical partners in community development and in achieving our mission. By creating and scaling industry partnerships, facilitating networks, and leveraging anchor institution strategies, we activate employers to invest in the workforce. These investments improve recruitment and retention, advance workers to self-sufficiency, and create competitive advantage in their industries.
The Job Design Framework allows you to choose the combination of items that best fit the needs of your business and your employees. Think of it as a menu rather than a mandate. Employers should discuss job design with frontline workers to identify the most impactful changes. A good job for one worker may not be a good job for another. But the better the job, the more likely an employer will attract and retain the best workers in a tight labor market.
Healthcare employers that invest in their entry-level workforce are making a smart choice. These investments lead to positive results for workers, employers, and communities.
Whether you are ready to take workforce development to the next level, or your organization is just getting started, this resource center will introduce you to best practices for investing in frontline workers and offer resources to go deeper and tools to move forward.
With 10 years of experience establishing more than 200 industry partnerships across the country and operating in every major sector of the economy, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions has developed a standard definition and a lists of characteristics associated with high-performing industry partnerships.