MAPI Webinar: Skills-Based Hiring

About This Meeting: 

March 19, 2014, 3:00 p.m.

In this webinar, respected human capital consultant Alan Kantrow (full bio) will offer insights into a new way of thinking about the increasingly challenging problem of recruiting. Around the world, college enrollments are booming. At the same time, potential employers in many sectors cannot find adequate numbers of appropriately skilled people to hire. No small part of the reason is that much college education, whatever its quality, is organized by academic discipline in ways that are implicitly structured to prepare students to do graduate work in their chosen fields. Employers then have to guess, with scant basis for accuracy, whether the formal academic performance of these students is a compelling proxy for the knowledge, skills, and capabilities they need in their new hires.

What they do know for sure is that college education, for the most part, does not often develop the interpersonal, communication, critical thinking, and numeracy competencies they are looking for. The "market" for these educated human assets has, in effect, broken down. Dr. Kantrow is a thought leader in the new area of “skills-based hiring.” He will offer MAPI members his value-added insights.

Presentations: 
Alan Kantrow, Managing Partner, Alan Kantrow LLC
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 3:00pm
As the Managing Partner of Alan Kantrow LLC, Alan provides advice on strategy, organization, innovation, communication, and knowledge management to corporations, colleges and universities, and government entities focused on educational and economic development in many different parts of the world. He is also a principal in the Cohl Group (educational consultants) and senior advisor to Veritas Group Ltd. and HCD Global in Shanghai. In parallel, he has been professor of management and director of an infrastructure-focused research center at Moscow School of Management/Skolkovo, visiting scholar at Sloan School of Management (MIT), and adjunct lecturer in strategy at Babson College.