Who We Serve
How We Work
Two areas distinguish our work – our role and our strategy.
ConxusNEO provides leadership, expertise, and facilitation to improve talent system partner performance while laying a foundation for system-wide transformation. The goal is to position companies to be more competitive and to increase access to opportunity for Summit County’s residents.
We start with the needs of companies and focus on getting the right people, with the right skills, to the right place, at the right time. We utilize a supply chain approach to deliver value to the end customer, the company. That means talent supply chain partners - education and training providers, the public workforce system, economic development leaders, and community-based organizations – also benefit from generating shared value across the system and support to build their own capacity to deliver value. Achieving the best mix of responsiveness and efficiency benefits everyone.
ConxusNEO provides key functions to bring high-performing players together working collectively to take action on shared goals:
- Identify where there is the greatest unmet demand for a skilled workforce within targeted industry sectors
- Mobilize key stakeholders to respond to that demand
- Track results to determine whether the resulting interventions are making a difference, and to gain insights into what works and what doesn’t
The need to build a talent system that Akron provides opportunity for Summit County residents and a competitive edge for companies has been highlighted recently. Find out more below.The Missing Link in the Talent Supply Chain January 5, 2018 Three years ago, I had an opportunity to help a group of Akron (OH) civic leaders design a talent development system that could serve a much broader swath of residents and businesses than the public workforce system, which at the time was meeting less than 3 percent of local labor market demand. Read More On the Table Greater Akron organizers weighing input from thousands of participants October 18, 2017 When the Akron Community Foundation and its partners organized the On the Table Greater Akron event to get residents to share their opinions about challenges facing the community and ways to address them, they weren't sure what to expect. Read More TechHire working on need for more IT workers October 12, 2017 TechHire Akron/Summit County, coordinated by ConxusNEO, brought information technology (IT) talent ecosystem partners together recently to develop strategies that will mobilize the community to respond to data detailed in the “Understanding the IT Skills Gap in Northeast Ohio” report Read More
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