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Southern Indiana Works (SIW) Offers “Skillful Talent Series”

Southern Indiana Works (SIW) understands that hiring the right employee is now more important than ever and is pleased to offer the “Skillful Talent Series,” a four-part virtual series where CEO’s, Human Resource Professionals, and Directors will learn how to best hire the right employees. Skillful, a non-profit initiative of the Markle Foundation, is dedicated to enabling all Americans – particularly those without a four-year degree – to secure good jobs in a changing economy. In partnership with Microsoft and others, Skillful is developing skills-based training and employment practices in collaboration with state governments, local employers, educators, and workforce development organizations.

Through Skillful, companies have learned and adopted hiring techniques that has increased their retention by up to 65% and improved overall staff performance.

The SIW Business Service Team will offer multiple sessions of Skillful sessions 101 – 104 begin March 30th and continuing through July 8th. It is highly recommended that you start with session 101 and continue with the series, as they build on one another. These webinars are free to attend! Each program series is valid for a total of 1.0 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

101: Attract the Right Talent

  • Learn skills-based hiring practices
  • Design job descriptions around competencies needed for the job
  • Broaden your talent pools
  • Reduce hidden bias in your process
  • Source and recruit the right talent for your needs

Two sessions available:

March 30, 2021 10:00 AM     REGISTER NOW

April 8, 2021 1:00 PM    REGISTER NOW


102: Candidate Evaluation

  • Avoid losing out on qualified talent in the screening process
  • Create interview questions to uncover candidates’ hard and soft skills
  • Select and design an assessment to accurately evaluate candidates’ skills

Two sessions available:

April 27, 2021 10:00 AM    REGISTER NOW

May 6, 2021 1:00 PM   REGISTER NOW


103: Selection and Onboarding

  • Create an efficient and balanced selection process
  • Identify skills gaps in new hires
  • Design an effective onboarding program to decrease new hire training time
  • Provide opportunities for development for new hires

Two sessions available:

May 25, 2021 10:00 AM    REGISTER NOW

June 3, 2021 1:00 PM   REGISTER NOW


104: Employee Retention

  • Understand skills-based people management
  • Understand the cost of employee turnover and improve retention through career advancement
  • Create a career map of your organization

Two sessions available:

June 29, 2021 10:00 AM    REGISTER NOW

July 8, 2021 1:00 PM   REGISTER NOW


These classes are in high demand and can only accept 20 individuals per session. Register as soon as possible. Classes will fill quickly!

If you have questions about the Skillful Talent Series contact Carrie Baylor, Community Engagement Manager at 812-941-6443.

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