Corporate Impact Solutions, Workforce & Economic Mobility, Education, Talent Finance
Talent Finance—a term coined by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—is an innovative approach to workforce training and education that bridges the gap between employers, training partners, supportive service providers, and capital providers, enabling them to collaborate on self-sustaining talent programs that prepare workers for the specific jobs employers need filled.
Employers across the U.S. are scrambling to respond to today’s talent challenges. Some are shifting away from two- or four-year degree requirements toward a reliance on shorter-term training and credentialing. Others are investing more heavily in talent acquisition. But these approaches are not always enough. Increasingly, employers are looking to reimagine their talent development and retention strategies. That’s where Talent Finance comes in.
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The research included on this page was made possible through funding by Walmart. The findings, conclusions and recommendations presented are those of the authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Walmart.
Thinking Like a Talent Investor
With employers across the country facing critical talent shortages, companies are exploring new ways to upskill and reskill workers. This report illustrates how, with intentional design and an “investor” mentality, employers can deploy Talent Finance…
Is Talent Finance Right for Me?
Employers across the country are grappling with the challenge of filling critical job openings in industries like health care and transportation services. Explore our series of data visualizations to learn more about these in-demand occupations…
New Strategies for Employer-Led Workforce Development
We believe employers can and should engage more deeply in innovative solutions to today’s talent challenges. That’s why Social Finance is working to identify effective and underutilized opportunities for employers to finance, train, hire, and…