Many of our recent posts have focused on Goodwill TalentBridge, our full service staffing agency and our Workforce Development activities within our community. I thought I would share with you a recent case study in how we approach working with our employer partners to create value for them.
A strategic partner in the healthcare industry for Goodwill Laundry & Linen Services was generally familiar with the services of both TalentBridge and our Workforce Development team. As a Power Partner with Goodwill, they had heard how we had developed a training program with a leading local manufacturer to help them as their business expanded. We were asked to present a similar proposal to them to help with their environmental & food services workforce and we initially said, “No.” Wait, what happened?
In order to develop a talent acquisition/workforce development solution, we told our valued partner that a “deep dive” was necessary with their internal team to fully understand the scope of their issues. We believe it is critical to understand the current state and, more importantly, the desired state of the workforce prior to developing an action plan. In many cases, it takes this type of “deep dive” to get to the desired state. It emphasized to them how Goodwill can add value to their organization while we fulfill our mission of providing training, employment and supportive services to people with disabilities or disadvantages.
So where are we today? After several meetings, we have developed the target profile of their employee needs and, in conjunction with our employer/partner; we are finalizing our talent acquisition strategy and curriculum to mesh with their own internal onboarding.
Goodwill: providing talent and training to improve the lives of the people we serve through the Power of Work.