Innovation Labs

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.

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See the Innovation Lab in Action

Why Participate

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 practices 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.

Month 1

Kick-off Gathering
Apply systems- and design-thinking to assess barriers and opportunities in your approach to talent

Months 2-3

Pilot Design
Finalize pilot design and begin implementation

Month 3

Company Visits
The Innovation Lab comes to you! Engage in an onsite working session with the Talent Rewire team

Months 4-5

Pilot Implementation
Continue pilot implementation and collect data

Month 6

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Connect with other Innovation Lab alumni and tell your story

Months 7-9

Pilot Analysis
Continue to collect data and analyze the business value

Month 10

Closing Gathering
Reflect on your pilot learnings and identify ways to share your story

Months 11+

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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