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Tracy Sandles

Program Manager, Goodwill Industries of Houston
joined almost 5 years ago.


Recent Activity:

Posted in Career Pathway Systems Challenges and Successes

@Lucille I agree with your statement. Keeping members engaged and motivated can be challenging, especially with the anxiety of life constantly present. In my experience supporting the development of career pathway systems,  have seen more successes than challenges. Once the member pushes through and gets out of their own way, the engagement and motivation shines brighter. Also, healthy coping skills are learned and applied to address the anxieties that once dimmed their light and the professional and personal growth becomes evident to everyone including the member/participant.

Posted in Use and Communication of Job Analysis in Regional Sector Strategies

Job analysis can be most effectively applied in our region by reviewing and gaining clear insight on the most comprehensive way to understand specific “can do” and “will do” attitudes of members, but it can also  be used to give insight on employer needs.

It's not what you say but how you say it. So, providing an open and clear forum of communication, (digitally or written) to express the benefits of job analysis reports,  labor market information, or LMI, to  key stakeholders opens the door to dialogue and allows for questions and concerns to be addressed..  It's important to know the facts and own the metrics presented. 

Posted in Job Analysis

Having a plan is key and any effective plan starts with reviewing analysis reports. These reports continue to assist in designing that plan for me, my clients, and team members.  Such reports  continue to refine me as a professional, so I can assist myself, my clients and team members to identify professional strengths and deficiencies.

Posted in Using Data to Determine Regional Talent Demand

Data can be used to investigate talent needs by using the data to design or redesign  hiring strategies and processes. Also, keeping track of important KPI's and identify the deficiencies and address immediately. 

Posted in Data Experts

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