The Philadelphia Works Podcast: Connecting Employers to a skilled workforce!
We are proud to present the brand new Philadelphia Works podcast, the only podcast that showcases real local employers, speaking about their hiring challenges and opportunities. This monthly series allows listeners to hear directly from Philadelphia-area business leaders as they share insights and personal stories related to connecting with and hiring new talent for their business.
You can download the Philadelphia Works app in iTunes and Google Play Store for automatic downloads and alerts on new episodes each month.
The first episode features Karla Trotman, Executive Vice President of Electrosoft, Inc. Karla speaks about the effects of globalization, changes in the manufacturing industry, and challenges relating to building a pipeline of talent. She also shares details about her work with the Manufacturing Industry Partnership through Philadelphia Works, which is currently helping local manufacturing employers find ways to improve talent sourcing by breaking down pre-conceive notions about manufacturing.
The second episode features an interview with Evan Glen Evans, General Manager of the Aloft Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, which recently opened in a stunning historic building directly adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Aloft used Philadelphia Works and PA CareerLink® Philadelphia to pre-screen and hire the majority of front line staff for the hotel. Evans shares his experience working with the PA CareerLink® system and how useful it is for employers who often times don’t have access to full-time human resources professionals.