Talent

Transform Your Talent Strategy through the Modern Apprenticeship Program

  Talent attraction and workforce development have always been critical to cultivating vibrant communities with strong economic impact; however, in the wake of the pandemic, the quest for talent attraction has never been more competitive. Across Indiana, businesses are grappling with significant talent and workforce changes amidst an evolving economic landscape. According to recent data, […]

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Meet Joy Mason, the keynote speaker for BEI’s event ‘Standing for Change: Clearing the Path Forward’

A Scientist’s Odyssey to Equity   Joy Mason is a scientist, through and through, and in many ways, science has been a guiding light throughout her professional journey—blending her insatiable curiosity and her fervent desire for transformative change. Born and raised in the heartland of Indiana, Joy’s upbringing was steeped in the rich tapestry of

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Corporate Social Responsibility: You’re Invited to Join Business Equity for Indy to Stand for Change

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a strategic imperative. Research conducted by Gallup found that companies with highly engaged employees experience 59% lower turnover rates. Engaged employees are more likely to feel connected to the organization’s mission and values, which are often aligned with CSR initiatives; highlighting the significant impact CSR efforts can

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Driving Diversity: Inside Business Equity for Indy’s People Community of Practice (PcP)

When it comes to accessing well-paid, family-sustaining career opportunities in the tech sector, high-potential, Black candidates are left sitting on the sidelines. Research published by TechPoint shows that when an employer requires a bachelor’s degree screen for a job, they screen out 70 percent of Black workers. In fact, nonessential degree requirements exclude two-thirds of

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Modern Apprenticeship: A Key Strategy to Fill In-Demand Jobs

Now more than ever, employers need diverse, skilled talent to fill in-demand jobs. As demand grows, companies of all sizes across a range of industries are utilizing apprenticeships as an effective way to amplify and modernize their recruitment strategy and workforce.  The Modern Apprenticeship (MAP) program, led by EmployIndy and in partnership with Ascend Indiana,

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Equity in Supplier Diversity: 3 Tips for Expanding Your Programs

A 2006 study by the Hackett Group found that companies focused on supplier diversity saw a 33 percent return on the cost of operations, resulting in a more effective supply chain than those who did not have a supplier diversity program. 17 years out from that study, supplier diversity initiatives are catching on across the

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Talent Development: Building Every Employee to be a Champion 

Professional football teams build franchises by drafting young talent from college or recruiting available professional talent via free agency. At the end of every season, most football fans and cities begin to anticipate and discuss potential new talent teams will bring in to pursue a championship. Fans start looking at the top college players and

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