Demonstration tools

Bridging the Talent Gap is a nationally proven, local strategy that engages employers in local BTTG survey campaigns that can be flexed and adapted based on a community’s specific priorities, goals and requirements as they relate to a rightly skilled and educated workforce. 

BTTG employer survey campaigns start with two short (10 minute) surveys – one focused on employers and the other deployed with selected employees who work for these employers. The employer survey collects information on hiring practices and preference, as well as support for education and training. The employee survey focuses on educational aspirations and perceptions. Data is correlated and presented through a portal that allows for comparisons to overall national norms, by sector, by employer size, and a host of other factors.

Use the links below to explore our sample surveys and dashboards for the employer and employee surveys. 

Action Tools

Action Indices

The theory of action that drives Bridging The Talent Gap is that a stronger relationship between employers and education can be achieved by identifying and working together to meet specific goals that are outlined here. This new tool will help you more readily take action on the employer survey results.  These efforts should result in more Comebackers, more Comebackers completing their education, and more money being invested in Comebackers’ education by employers.

To learn more about the action indices, watch this brief introduction video and explore the sample action tool and static action tool linked below.

Sample Action Tool


Sample Priority Table 

We use a special algorithm, based on responses to the Employer Survey, to rank the top employers who are ready to support their workers’ aspirations and goals in the collective movement toward full education and economic equity. For example, you will learn from the Priority Table, which employers offer tuition benefits, at what level, and how much of that benefit is currently utilized by their employees. You will also learn which employers are interested in partnerships with learning providers and much more. The table is sortable by respondent characteristics and their answers to select questions and is meant as a companion tool to the Action Indices.

PDF Version

Excel Version

Introduction to the Action Indices