A Community of Employers Piloting Innovative Talent Practices Anchored in Shared Value

We work to demonstrate the business value of rewiring talent practices and policies to meet changing demographics, improve outcomes for underemployed populations, and advance what we call “Opportunity Employment.”

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Plug in. Read our newsletter, attend an event, join an innovation lab, become an Opportunity Employment Champion, or become a community partner.

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Attend an Event

Get inspired alongside your colleagues and leave with tangible tools/frameworks to further your work.

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Join a Rewire Lab or Accelerator

With an emphasis on experiential learning, user-centered design, systems thinking, unlikely collaboration, and a splash of improv, Talent Rewire has the solution to meet your company’s unique needs, resources, and goals.

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Become an Opportunity Employment Champion

Feature your work on our Employer page and opportunities to share about your work at conferences and in publications.

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Become a Community Partner

If you are a community based organization, foundation, or workforce expert, join us in our national and place-based work by offering your expertise and knowledge.

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Our Approach to Employer Engagement

Our community and programming are informed by a set of interrelated pillars that set the tone of engagement:

We are all teachers and learners.
We all know a lot, but none of us comes to this work knowing everything. We will have moments when we can lean into our expertise and share what we know with others. We will have moments when we find ourselves challenged by new content or new ways of thinking. We are here to share what we know and learn from each other.
The success of the intervention depends on the interior state of the intervener.
Inspired by Bill O'Brien, we believe that what we carry with us internally will be reflected in our work. We rely on different tools to build our internal awareness, including movement and mindfulness activities in order to better understand our motivations.
Systems get the outcomes observed and hold problems in place.
Instead of seeking where we can lay blame for the outcomes we want to change, we will explore the barriers our own system creates and how we might create specific interventions to address those barriers. We are empowered by the ability to own our system and the problem.
Business value is needed for internal and external adoption.
We must demonstrate the business value of opportunity employment in order to make the case for meaningful and lasting change within company talent systems. Interventions will be most effective when there is a demonstrated return on investment. With proof points we can also more effectively inspire new employers to engage in this work.
We engage with an open mind, open heart, and open will.
This work takes curiosity, compassion, and courage. We use Otto Scharmer’s Theory U to remind us to spend time in the messiness of the work and not jump to solving problems. We’ll implement approaches to problem solving grounded in systems thinking and design thinking to challenge our mental models and assumptions.
We will have more momentum by working together.
We are in this work together. As a community, we can support and inspire each other. With that encouragement we can achieve more together than we ever could alone. Not only do we increase our collective knowledge, but we can build on each other’s stories to spread the work we are doing.

Meet the Talent Rewire Team

We are passionate about helping employers better support their workforce and improve their bottom line.