Interest is equally as important as skill.
With increased spending and rising standards for career technical education and workforce training initiatives, organizations are still using a traditional model where interest assessments and apprenticeships are executed before career exploration. How can someone be interested in something they have never seen or do not understand? Furthermore, even if they have a particular career in mind, why not deploy correlation to affirm or supplant their inclination. Currently, skills assessments primarily drive job training. We believe that is where the process of attrition begins—hiring people in industries without considering their interests as well.
What is WorkforceXL®?
With a focus on career exploration and career fit; as well as, an effort to support local and state workforce initiatives, we developed WorkforceXL®. WorkforceXL® is a platform that offers a suite of research-based assessments infused with visual career exploration that provide reliable and actionable data to users about their career fit. There are two assessments: WorkforceXL® CareerFit and WorkforceXL® JobFit. We ultimately refer to a user’s WorkforceXL® results as their VocationalDNA™.
What is VocationalDNA™?
Again, we refer to a user’s WorkforceXL® results as their VocationalDNA™. VocationalDNA™ has five components: industry interest, job function interest, hard skills inference, soft skills inference, and a culture index. An important differentiator of our philosophy is that our research has led us to deconstruct an occupation or job title into two components: industry interest and job function interest. We have determined that employers are not as concerned about occupational/job titles, as they are in a candidate’s interest and ability to perform the job functions—in addition to knowing if a candidate is interested in their particular industry and workplace culture.