Overview of This Effort
Support community members to have more equitable access to jobs and employers to expand their labor pool by improving their hiring, retention, and employee advancement practices.
The Problem We’re Working to Address
Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table s2301 Employment Status. RMP Region data includes Adams County & the City and County of Broomfield. Data for Hispanic / Latino/a/x community members is not available for the City and County of Broomfield due to small population size.
Source: “10 Priorities for Advancing Racial Equity Through the American Rescue Plan,” Policy Link
This effort is working to close these equity gaps by improving how companies and organizations hire, retain, and support the advancement of diverse community members. This will support companies and organizations to expand their labor pool and ensure community members have more equitable access to jobs.
More About The Effort
This work is focused on organizational level policy action. Employers who join this effort will expand their labor pool and support community members to have more equitable access to jobs by:
- Improving their hiring, retention & employee advancement practices to be more equitable and give them access to a larger pool of potential employees
- Connecting employees with community support services that help them stay employed
- Connecting employees with navigators to support them to gain the skills needed to advance in this region
Learn more about this effort, including how we measure impact, our action underway in 2022 and beyond, and who’s involved, by clicking on the links in the left sidebar.
What Will Be Accomplished By the End of 2022
|At least 20 Large Employers (50+ employees) in top industry clusters and critical industries engage in this effort to improve how they hire diverse candidates, and connect current employees to support services to help them stay employed and gain the skills and credentials needed for career advancement|
|A statistically significant number of employers measurably increase the diversity of both their workforce and leadership teams|
|Increase the number of employers who remove unnecessary degree requirements in job postings, and instead establish competency-based requirements for jobs|
|At least 10 Large Employers in top industry clusters and critical industries improve their practices (advance through the Benchmarks for Improving Hiring, Retention & Advancement Practices)|
|Targets will be added here as they are developed|
Note: This strategy also supports organizations who have less than 50 employees, and those that utilize volunteers
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|Kayah Swanson, RMP Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy, serves as the Project Manager for this effort. Contact Kayah at KayahSwanson@RMPBackbone.org with additional questions or to learn more.|