Resources for Hiring from Untapped Talent Pools, Empowering Women

March 5, 2021
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Resources for Hiring from Untapped Talent Pools, Empowering Women

​As the country continues to climb out of the economic slump created by the coronavirus pandemic, employers are ramping up hiring efforts. While many workers were laid off during the height of the pandemic, some companies are still struggling to find applicants for their open jobs. Meanwhile, people with disabilities, people with criminal histories and military veterans are experiencing underemployment.

Resources for employers are below, to help find and place people in these "untapped talent pools" into meaningful jobs and careers.

Separately, the pandemic has brought about challenges for women in the workforce.

During the March 9 episode of "Tune in Tuesdays," Wendi Safstrom, executive director of the SHRM Foundation, and Emily M. Dickens, J.D., chief of staff, head of government affairs and corporate secretary at SHRM, will lead discussions on both of these important topics.

The SHRM Foundation recently partnered with Delivering Jobs, an inclusion campaign dedicated to creating pathways of employment and leadership opportunities for the neurodiverse community. Leaders from Special Olympics, Best Buddies and Autism Speaks will also join the discussion.

Dickens will speak with leaders from ABC News and Microsoft about empowering women and how to navigate the challenges, opportunities, and transitions into, out of and through the workplace.

Resources on Hiring Veterans, People with Criminal Histories, People with Disabilities

Resources on Empowering Women in the Workplace

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