Skills Based Hiring: Removing Barriers and Paving Pathways to an Inclusive Workforce
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will host, as part of the Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE), the virtual roundtable Skills Based Hiring: Removing Barriers and Paving Pathways to an Inclusive Workforce, to explore how skills-based hiring can promote equal employment opportunity in the workplace.
The skills-based hiring approach focuses on practical skills and performance, rather than degree requirements or formal qualifications. As the U.S. Office of Personnel Management recently observed, “[s]kills-based hiring helps hiring managers focus on what candidates know how to do, not where they learned it. It values all relevant skills for the role at hand, whether they are learned in the classroom, on the job, or on one’s own.”
Despite the strong demand for workers, many qualified job seekers from underrepresented communities face challenges in accessing good jobs. This roundtable will explore how employers have integrated skill-based hiring into their employment practices and how it has helped them remove barriers to hire and retain workers.
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 1:30 p.m. EDT
- Jenny R. Yang, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor
- Charlotte A. Burrows, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Maurice Jones, Chief Executive Officer, OneTen
- Byron Auguste, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Opportunity@Work
- Laura Maristany, VP, External Affairs, Bitwise Industries
- Emily Dickens, Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary, SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management
Attendance is free, but registration is required. Video/Dial-in information will be sent separately upon registration.
Livestream overflow will be on the EEOC’s YouTube page.