The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Solutions – Capital Area Workforce Board welcome you to the Bridging The Talent Gap Survey! This survey will be used to identify and address skill shortages and opportunities for education partnerships across our community.  We want to collect your organization’s data to help state policymakers, educational institutions, and training providers better understand the urgency of these needs and take action. The information that you provide will remain confidential and will be aggregated and anonymized for public release. We ask that you complete this survey by Monday, December 31, 2018.

On behalf of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Solutions – Capital Area Workforce Board, we would like to thank you for participating.  We are part of a national network of organizations, known at The Graduate! Network, which is devoted to seeing more adults complete a college degree or other post-secondary credential. Your responses to this survey will provide valuable feedback and will help guide community-wide strategies for strengthening our work-ready talent pipeline in Austin.

The primary audience for this survey is Human Resource directors. Depending on your organization, it may be appropriate for other or additional leaders, with knowledge of your organization’s workforce needs, to take this survey.

The survey should take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. If you want to complete part of the survey and continue the remainder later, use the “Resume later” button at the top of any survey page.

When completing the survey, answer the questions based on the skills issues in your local area only. For the purposes of this survey, think of the term “skills shortages” as any instance in which the knowledge, abilities or work place attitude of job applicants or employees is not consistent with the needs of their positions.

Please click the “submit” button at the end of the survey once you have completed it. Make sure that you answer all questions. You will be prompted if you forget to do so. The survey has been tested for and is fully functional with mobile devices, but if you have difficulty please use your computer.

Your responses to the survey will be kept strictly confidential. Responses from all participants will be combined, analyzed, and the findings reported only in their aggregate form.

HR Professionals – If you are affiliated with the Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) or Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), you may be eligible for a re-certification credit upon completion of this survey.  Please contact your local SHRM or HRCI affiliate organization for more information about this, and please save your survey completion confirmation email as verification.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact Leslie Puckett at leslie.puckett@wfscapitalarea.com or Kwee Lan Teo at kteo@austinchamber.com

Your participation is greatly appreciated!