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Talent Navigator

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The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is committed to helping Buffalo Niagara employers navigate the regional workforce system by connecting them with tools, strategies and organizations that can tackle their talent challenges.

The BNP can assist employers in:
  • Identifying training providers and other workforce development contacts to help source talent
  • Determining if other regional employers have similar talent needs and how you could work collaboratively to build a bigger pool of qualified candidates
  • Connecting with career advisors and training entities to promote your opportunities
  • Advancing DEI best practices and enabling employers to leverage diversity for a competitive advantage and promote a workplace culture of inclusion and engagement
  • Providing peer-to-peer professional development programs to help support and grow their existing talent, as well as a young professionals program designed to boost retention and help develop the next generation of talent

Learn how the BNP can best help you. Connect with a member of BNP’s Talent Navigator team here:

Download the new Employer's Guide to Workforce Development in WNY: 

Recruit & Retain: An employer’s guide to workforce development provides an overview of our regional system, offers best practices to start addressing common workforce needs and showcases a variety of current programs employers can tap into. 

BNP’s newest talent report shares key findings about the role employers can play in WNY’s workforce development system, recruitment strategies to start addressing your labor challenges immediately, as well as retention strategies that help you keep and develop employees. 

From The Blog

Navigating Shifting Workplace Norms: Panel Discussion

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | October 12, 2023

The workplace landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and staying ahead of the curve is crucial for businesses aiming to attract and retain top talent. In the final session of our 4-part Hidden Talent series, we brought together a panel of industry experts to shed light on these critical shifts and provide actionable insights for employers.

How the U.S. Is Closing the Door to Top Talent

By communications@thepartnership.org | August 17, 2023

The BNP organized a Capital Conversations event as part of our Government Affairs series to examine the workings of the H-1B program and explore potential reforms that could strengthen our regional economy.

Successfully Engaging Non-Traditional Talent

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | August 2, 2023

Uncovering and Cultivating Hidden Talent Series: Session 3 – Talent Hiding in Plain Sight

Keeping talent from moving on, by creating pathways to move up

By communications@thepartnership.org | May 31, 2023

Uncovering and Cultivating Hidden Talent Series: Session 2 – Talent on the Move

Keeping and growing talent is key to any high-performing organization. But what can you do to keep employees from walking out your door for new opportunities?