Maria Flynn on putting skills-based hiring into practice

Thought leaders share ideas with WorkingNation Overheard at JFF Horizons 2023

Skills-based hiring policies are being adopted but there’s still work to be done putting those policies into practice, says Maria Flynn, president and CEO, Jobs for the Future (JFF).

 Flynn says, “It’s one thing to remove degree requirements from your job descriptions, but it’s another thing to actually start hiring folks who have a different background or a different pedigree.”

WorkingNation sat down with Flynn at her organization’s conference – JFF Horizonsin New Orleans.

Also, on the conference agenda – JFF’s launch of its Center for Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work. Flynn says, “We believe it’s critical for there to be a group that is really looking to examine the impact of AI on work and workers. We want to use this center to convene our partners and stakeholders to test new approaches, to develop insights, share best practices, and then also to incubate new products and services.”

Flynn continues, “I think there will certainly be disruption. What we really want to be doing is to see how can we help the education and workforce systems keep pace or even keep ahead of that change and that transformation. I think it means really looking to see how can we utilize AI to augment jobs and work alongside humans.”

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