If you’re a Human Resources, Corporate Social Responsibility, or Operations leader at your company looking to pilot innovative and evidence-based approaches to hire and retain new pools of talent, Talent Rewire’s Innovation Lab is for you!
This twelve-month experience is a low-cost, low-risk opportunity that will inspire and support you to pilot changes and get the results needed to address your most pressing front-line talent and diversity issues.
- Talent Rewire’s Innovation Labs are the most promising approach I’ve seen for engaging and supporting employers who are changing their practices to respond to shifting demographics to meet their talent needs. This team is doing impressive, systems-changing work. Gap Inc. started This Way Ahead more than 10 years ago to hire and retain Opportunity Youth. We are still innovating and evolving our program today, and have collaborated with Talent Rewire to share our practices with other employers, keep learning, and stay connected to -- and inspired by -- the larger movement of employers engaged in this work.
Executive Director of Community Leadership
- The Innovation Lab has been like an accelerator to this process, forcing us to intentionally invest in partnerships and connecting us with valuable support resources. There is no way that we would be where we are today with regards to supporting impact hires without the Lab journey.
SVP of People
- Being a part of FSG’s Innovation Lab has been incredibly energizing for me personally and for my team. Our work with the Lab has given my team greater purpose and clarified how we can make our business goals around diversity and inclusion a reality.
Manager, HR - Talent Management Staffing
Change is hard, but we can help.
Through the Innovation Labs, you will:
Build your capacity to innovate new talent strategies that improve recruitment, retention, and/or advancement at your company
Design and implement a pilot that you can learn from and eventually scale
Receive coaching support and resources to support you with pilot implementation, data analysis, and evaluation
Join a community of pioneers who are committed to rewiring their talent to improve their business as well as their community
Build your employment brand as you share your talent innovations and learnings with the broader field
How the Innovation Labs Work
The Labs are low-cost and highly underwritten by philanthropy. The registration cost of $5,000 includes programming, meals, activities and consulting support for up to three participants over the twelve-month Innovation Lab experience.
Apply systems- and design-thinking to assess barriers and opportunities in your approach to talent
Finalize pilot design and begin implementation
The Innovation Lab comes to you! Engage in an onsite working session with the Talent Rewire team
Continue pilot implementation and collect data
Recharge x Rewire
Connect with other Innovation Lab alumni and tell your story
Continue to collect data and analyze the business value
Reflect on your pilot learnings and identify ways to share your story
Share your company’s opportunity employment story
Innovation Lab Members Commit to the Following
Active participation of three staff members over a 12 month timeframe, which includes two in-person gatherings lasting three days each
Designing and implementing a small-scale pilot to test an inclusive talent strategy that addresses a business need within the company
Tracking and sharing data and/or impact stories related to the pilot with the aim of contributing to the broader business case for Opportunity Employment
Sign-off from senior leadership to participate to ensure organizational buy-in
Innovation Lab Alumni
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