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Is one use of this tool to create an employer sentiment survey to look at changes in employer sentiment on the changes in workforce readiness and preparedness? Basically, do employers feel it is easier or more difficult to hire qualified workers?
At the end of the day, there are two users of the workforce development system (workforce board, higher ed, and public education): Employers are the end user of the system and potential employees who need to develop the skills to succeed in business are the other user. The rest of the stakeholders are the intermediaries trying to connect the two.
That is why your participation is critical
What is your first name GHP? I want to mention your comment at the end.
Greater Houston Partnership. I am Peter Beard and lead our workforce development efforts--known as UpSkill Houston.
There is another dimension to this work that needs to be addressed and that is the engagement of the key workforce agencies: TEA, THECB, and TWC. The commissioners are key stakeholders and aren't necessarily elected. How do we influence them.
Great comments Peter!
So, it feels like we need to develop at least two surveys: 1) a survey on how employers are feeling about the quality of the talent pipeline and whether it is meeting current and future business needs; and 2) a survey of potential workers on their awareness
It seems to me that the workers have an awareness challenge related to whether they know about the good jobs and careers in the region
Thank you for the information!!