The Multiple Pathways Initiative Innovation Working Group focused on identifying and supporting the implementation of new, promising talent-based practices as well as assessing their impact.

Amidst massive economic and labor market shifts, establishing innovative talent practices across sourcing, talent development, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives has changed from a ‘nice to have’ to a critical need when seeking and retaining talent. To support and enhance practices in these areas, Business Roundtable and its Multiple Pathways Initiative established an Innovation Working Group to inspire the identification and adoption of transformational programs, practices and technologies to develop a more equitable and inclusive workforce.

The Working Group created a compendium with efforts related to:

  • Reskilling
  • Selection
  • Sourcing

One of the biggest lessons from this work is that innovating talent practices requires change management. While innovative technologies and tools can help, it’s really the human element that underpins sustained change for more inclusive talent practices. Shifting mindsets and behaviors can seem daunting, but it’s a critical element to sustain initiatives that can otherwise be shortlived or entirely unsuccessful.

Innovative Skills-Based Talent Practices

A Collection of Fresh Ideas, New Practices and Lessons Learned

View the Compendium