WorkKeys Solution Center at Corporate College

By on January 12, 2012
Workkeys Solution Center at STLCC Corporate College

In a continued effort to address the hiring and training needs of companies in the St. Louis region, the STLCC Corporate College has added the WorkKeys Solution Center to its offerings. The WorkKeys System approach is used to narrow down an applicant pool, match candidates to jobs, and identify skill gaps that negatively impact productivity. Its foundation skill assessments give reliable, relevant information about employees’ and applicants’ core job skills. Additionally, a soft-skill talent assessment can be used as a selection and employee-development tool that measures a candidate’s work-related attitudes and behaviors.

What kind of benefits does the WorkKeys System provide to employers?

  • Integrates with the ISO 9000 standards for quality business practices.
  • Meets requirements adopted by EEOC.
  • Assists in the development of valid, legal and efficient hiring process.
  • Aids in the reduction of turnover, overtime, and waste.
  • Improves the efficiency and cost of training practices.
  • Provides reliable results for promoting and training decisions.
  • Enhances the ability to develop and retain a high performance workforce.
  • Represents common language through worldwide recognition and usage.

For those interested in how WorkKeys can help address the workforce skill gap needs, please check out this resource: http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/pdf/abettermeasure.pdf.

If you have any questions or want to find out how this service could assist you, checkout our webpage or contact Jim Duane at jduane1@stlcc.edu or call 314-539-5316.

About Jim Duane

Jim has more than 30 years of experience in the workforce development field. At St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group, Jim is the manager and lead WorkKeys job task and skill profiler for the WorkKeys Solution Center. Throughout his 10 plus years as a WorkKeys Job Profiler, Jim has worked with numerous large, medium and small size companies in the aerospace/defense, beverage, cement manufacturing, construction, drug manufacturing, electric utility, healthcare, hospital, petroleum-chemical processing, and sporting goods industries. His team has conducted approximately 50,000 WorkKeys assessments for companies, organized labor, schools, and organizations. He has also presented at national and regional conferences, chaired regional workforce resource committees, and conducted numerous local, statewide and national focus groups around workforce development. He has received the Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Leadership in workforce development. This award was based on the Malcolm Baldridge quality management criteria.

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