Activating Talent in a Regional Market
Employers can find the talent they need, transform their local and regional labor markets, and boost STAR mobility by embracing a collective approach to skills-based job pathways.
New Opportunities for Employers and STARs
New research from Lightcast and Opportunity@Work shows how apprenticeships are on the rise as a solution to tear the paper ceiling separating employers and the talent they need.
STARs in the Workplace
How a Gap in Talent Development Hurts Employers and STARs
We surveyed more than 900 workers and 200 managers and found persistent patterns in workplace behavior that diminish STARs’ opportunities for development.
STAR Research Community
Activating a collaborative community of researchers
We conduct our own research, but that’s only the beginning. We also seek out and encourage the participation of research partners and collaborators.
Our goal? To inspire others to pursue new research—and question conventional wisdom on our workers, talent management practices, and workforce development. Over time, the available data and insights will multiply, delivering answers to every question that’s at the heart of economic mobility for STARs.
Peter Q. Blair, Tomas G. Castagnino, Erica L. Groshen, Papia Debroy, Byron Auguste, Shad Ahmed, Fernando Garcia Diaz & Cristian Bonavida
Searching for STARs: Work Experience as a Job Market Signal for Workers without Bachelor’s Degrees
Peter Q. Blair, Papia Debroy & Justin Heck
Skills, Degrees & Labor Market Inequality
Ashley Jardina, Peter Q. Blair, Justin Heck & Papia Debroy
The Limits of Educational Attainment in Mitigating Occupational Segregation Between Black and White Workers
STARs Insights Advisory Panel
Our STARs Insights Initiative Advisory Panel is chaired by Dr. Erica Groshen, former Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and includes advisors with experience in labor economics, workforce development and the future of work across the public, private, and academic sectors.
Erica GroshenFormer Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Peter Q. BlairAssistant Professor, Harvard University
Chandra ChildersStudy Director, Institute for Women's Policy Research
Martin FlemingFormer Chief Economist, IBM
Michael StrainDirector of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute