Take It Now: National Workforce Benchmarking Survey

Posted October 28, 2019, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Workforce development

The Cor­po­ra­tion for a Skilled Work­force is invit­ing orga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide direct work­force devel­op­ment and job place­ment ser­vices to take its nation­al Work­force Bench­mark­ing Net­work (WBN) survey.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing orga­ni­za­tions will gain con­fi­den­tial, cus­tomiz­able reports com­par­ing aspects of their pro­gram — includ­ing par­tic­i­pant demo­graph­ics, ser­vice offer­ings, wage data and com­ple­tion rates — to an apples-to-apples peer group, along with infor­ma­tion about how oth­ers in the field are imple­ment­ing pro­gram strate­gies. The sur­vey — avail­able now — will remain open into 2020.

Why Par­tic­i­pate in the Work­force Bench­mark Net­work Survey?

Since 2008, the WBN sur­vey has pro­vid­ed crit­i­cal infor­ma­tion on effec­tive ser­vices and inter­ven­tions to help providers strength­en their pro­gram­ming and increase par­tic­i­pant suc­cess rates.

Beyond inform­ing indi­vid­ual pro­gram improve­ments and local sys­tem changes, the sur­vey results also can help fun­ders bet­ter tar­get grants and tech­ni­cal assistance.

Who Is Eligible?

The sur­vey is open to direct ser­vice providers focused on job prepa­ra­tion and place­ment. CSW also strong­ly prefers — but does not require — that orga­ni­za­tions offer job reten­tion services.

Respon­dents must be able to pro­vide one year of com­plete job place­ment results and medi­an start­ing wages for pro­gram participants.

How Do I Reg­is­ter to Take the Survey?

Indi­cate your inter­est in the WBN sur­vey by com­plet­ing this brief ques­tion­naire.

Over the years, the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion and its grantees have used the WBN sur­vey to bet­ter under­stand who’s being served by work­force pro­grams and what out­comes they are see­ing,” says Alli­son Ger­ber, a senior asso­ciate at Casey. In design­ing Gen­er­a­tion Work, for exam­ple, we used the find­ings to iden­ti­fy and learn from pro­grams that were effec­tive­ly engag­ing youth and young adults. Hope­ful­ly, oth­er work­force-focused fun­ders and prac­ti­tion­ers will find it sim­i­lar­ly useful.”

Learn More About the WBN Survey

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