Breaking Down Silos in Developing Employer Partnerships

  • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
  • Competency: Acquisition of appropriate career resources
  • Fee: $49 (member); $69 (nonmember);
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  • Summary

    Are your prospective and current employer partners confused and frustrated by being approached by different institutional representatives with diverse and sometimes conflicting requests? As institutions seek to develop deeper and more meaningful relationships with employer partners, coordinating efforts across various stakeholders, establishing effective collaborations, and communicating in one voice are critical to achieving success.

    Northeastern University identified and solved for this problem in May 2020 by creating the Employer Engagement Action Team—a special team charged with streamlining and implementing internal cross-collaborations designed to enhance external employer partnerships in a coherent and consistent manner. The team comprises employer-facing individuals across the university and is charged with identifying a new vision and process for engaging with existing and prospective partners. The team has addressed many areas of need since its inception, including developing materials for marketing and branding talent-related programs, managing partnerships effectively across multiple colleges, identifying and innovating university-wide best practices, assessing technology systems, and more. We’ll share examples of how a large university with multiple colleges and campuses can collaborate to advance partnership efforts in the near- and long-term.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Learn how to streamline resources across university departments and give thought to purposeful best practices;
    • Review strategies on how to engage employer partners and steps you can take to implement them; and
    • Learn how to distill diversity of thought among various stakeholders to reach consensus on institution-wide initiatives.


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