SKILLS-BASED HIRING
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE SKILLFUL PLATFORM

Some of America’s fastest-growing and most promising industries—from information technology to advanced manufacturing and health care—face a consistent and critical challenge: finding workers. Businesses in these sectors, and others, report that the average time to fill important jobs is already long and getting longer, resulting in missed growth opportunities, increasing wage pressure and escalating recruiting costs.

Skills-based hiring can address this situation to the benefit of both employers and job seekers. When employers hire based on skills, they post tactical, transparent job descriptions that enable them to hire candidates based on whether they have the skills to get a job done, instead of requiring particular credentials—which may or may not reflect an individual’s actual capabilities. This shift to a focus on skills has the potential to impact a range of key business metrics, from reducing the time-to-hire and decreasing hiring costs to making a positive impact in an employer’s community.

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Colorado Technology Association
Founded in 1994, the Colorado Technology Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the
303-592-4070
Denver, CO 80204
Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance
CAMA is working to foster a strong and expanding manufacturing base in CO.
1-800-680-8820
Denver, CO 80211
CCCS Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Tool
This is a career pathways tool for advanced manufacturing jobs
720-858-2867
Denver, CO 80204
Connecting Colorado
Connecting Colorado is part of a state and county-run system that connects talent with opportunity
720-944-1615
Denver, CO 80204
NoCo Manufacturing Partnership
The NoCo Manufacturing Partnership is an all-volunteer, business led, organization designed to support Northern Colorado manufacturers through localized grass roots efforts.
CO
Worklife Partnership
WorkLife Partnership is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating socially sustainable communities and thriving workplaces in Colorado.
303-298-1625
Denver, CO 80223