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Workforce Readiness

    Our mission is to advocate that today and tomorrow’s workforce has the skills, competencies and behaviors in order to succeed in the today's and tomorrow's workplace. This can be achieved by alliances between businesses, education and the community.


    Why HR should be involved in Workforce Readiness:

    • Increased HR community recognition
    • Increased corporate branding
    • Lower turnover costs
    • Lower training costs
    • Increased strategic - C Suite need for HR professionals
    • Increased productivity = increased wages = increased skills

    People who can benefit from workforce readiness:

    • New entrants to the workforce (preparedness) - students/younger workers
    • Incumbent members of the workforce (re-skilling / up skilling)
    • Re-entrants to the workforce (re-skilling/up-skilling)
    • Mature workers (retraining, accommodating, transitioning)

    More information on this topic can be found on the SHRM Workforce Readiness page.