What is design thinking and how is AIR using it to serve vulnerable populations? AIR expert Virginia Hamilton explains how design thinking is used across a variety of sectors and can bring a diverse group of people together to work toward the same goal: supporting others.
Find specific work or narrow your results by type, topic, program, project, or service by selecting your criteria from the choices at right.
GYO is one strategy to address local teacher shortages and recruit future teachers of color. By leveraging local talent, GYO programs can promote a more diverse workforce while supporting college and career readiness development in high school students. The learning series, Grow Your Own: A Systemic Approach to Securing an Effective Educator Talent Pool, helps those interested in developing and implementing GYO programs through four short modules.
4 Feb 2019
Q & A
Virginia Hamilton is the organizational lead for design thinking and innovation and has extensive policy experience in a variety of workforce topics, including job training, unemployment, and economic development. Her previous experience includes a regional administrator position at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
17 Apr 2018
This infographic illuminates the disposable and discretionary income of people with disabilities compared with other similarly sized market segments, such as African Americans and Hispanics.
5 Jan 2017
Today’s employees are supported by a variety of systems, including various tools and software. High quality design in these systems improves performance, reduces errors, and ensures acceptance by employees and other stakeholders. AIR supports organizations’ efforts to improve alignment of systems with function and the usability of those tools, as well as provide high-quality user documentation.
5 May 2017
Efforts to evaluate and improve both individual- and organization-level performance are some of the most important and most complex systems to develop. To be successful, performance management is approached from a systems perspective, includes input from stakeholders, and is developed and evaluated against the organization’s stated mission and objectives.
5 May 2017
Training is evolving as organizations seek to improve job performance in a changing work environment as well as improve the return on what is often a considerable investment. AIR provides the full range of training services, including needs analysis, program/course design, development of curriculum, delivery of content, and evaluation of effectiveness.
5 Jan 2017
To justify their existence, organizations typically want and need to verify that their programs are successful. AIR evaluates programs using a variety of methodologies such as pre- and post-test measurement and best practices analysis to help organizations verify that programs are achieving the desired results and that the expended resources are warranted.
5 May 2017
The accurate assessment and documentation of the knowledge and skills of job applicants as well as existing employees is one of an organization’s most important responsibilities if it is to ensure quality and fairness. AIR builds tests based on job requirements, and evaluates the assessments, pre-delivery, to ensure they are reliable and that valid decisions can be made about the test takers.
1 May 2015
The legal and practical foundation of virtually every human capital system, from recruitment to selection to promotion, is the job analysis or competency model that defines the work. AIR works closely with organizations to develop these products in a way that ensures they are comprehensive, seen as valid by stakeholders, and that they can be used by the diverse departments in an organization that are responsible for building, implementing, and evaluating these human capital systems.