Our Experience

Workforce Development

Workforce Development

How We
Can Help

When we met in the mid-1990s, Rae was serving as Vice President/Executive Director the Center for Workforce Preparation, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In this capacity, she facilitated initiatives to assist chambers of commerce and their business members recruit, retain, and develop employees. She also supported related legislation on Capitol Hill. Building on his experience in Washington, D.C. and Mississippi, Karl was President of the Salem Company which was devoted to promoting workforce development best practices among clients. Their combined experience, often supported by a range of strategic partners, has helped thousands of employees succeed in their professional lives.

Workforce Matters

Developing Your Workforce Strategically

Optimizing workforce engagement and performance across the employee life cycle is our passion.

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Needs Analysis and Assessment. Customized solutions begin with an efficient, effective needs analysis process.

Since 1995, we have been partners of the leading assessment firm, SHL, and leverage their assessments in work with clients. We have delivered public training on SHL tools and have provided feedback sessions for hundreds of candidates and employees using tools such as the Occupational Personality Questionnaire and Verify tests for purposes of selection and development. www.shl.com

Learning and Development. Training is an event, learning is a process. We have developed and delivered customized learning opportunities to thousands of employees. Topics range from aspects of leadership, communication, and employee engagement to preventing harassment and building diverse and inclusive work environments. Our learning approach has helped organizations reinforce and measure the impact of learning.

In terms of engagement, we recommend Gallup’s Q12 survey and have developed related workshops for front-line workers, supervisors, and senior leaders. www.gallup.com          

No economy can succeed without a high-quality workforce, particularly in an age of globalization and technical change.

Ben Bernanke, American economist

Plan Of Action

Free Resources

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a free online resource offered by the U.S. Department of Labor that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses, and workforce development professionals to understand today’s world of work in the United States. We have used O*NET in multiple client engagements and have delivered workshops to help others take advantage of this resource.

Karl’s recent article in the Journal for Writing Analytics highlights work we recently did in partnership with the Educational Testing Service to assess advanced writing skills in high school students.


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Needs Assessment

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Take Action

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