While engaged leadership is critical to promoting workforce investment, it is just as important to build policies, systems, and structures to support skill and career development. And these capacities can help sustain workforce programs when an executive champion departs the organization.
Dedicated Workforce Development Units or Staff
Dedicated units or positions devoted to frontline workforce development, as distinct from traditional human resource or staff education departments.
Employee Skill and Educational Assessments
Effectively coaching frontline workers often depends on assessing their skill levels, college readiness, and career interests in a systematic manner.
Supportive HR Policies
Organizational policy that makes support for investing in skills and career advancement routine and sustained over time.
Workforce Planning and Analytics
Capacity for quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis in order to support programmatic decision-making and the forecasting of talent development needs.