Talent Rewire is proud and excited to share that Kimberly Shin, managing director of Talent Rewire, has been selected by the Aspen Institute to join a new class of Job Quality Fellows, who will work together over the coming year to strengthen and expand the availability of high-quality jobs in our economy. As a Fellow, Kimberly will collaborate with leaders with varied perspectives and backgrounds from across the country who will focus on the intersection between workforce development, worker organizing, and advocacy to advance workers’ interests and boost job quality.
As the managing director of Talent Rewire, Kimberly oversees the team’s efforts to innovate new approaches, tools, and research to drive employer systems transformation and subsequently to scale the team’s learnings to the broader workforce field. She has supported a diverse range of employers—from Fortune 100 companies to small and medium-sized businesses—to not only adopt new HR practices and policies that improve the economic mobility of their frontline, but to shift the way they think about talent in the first place.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to join the 2022-2023 class of Job Quality Fellows,” said Kimberly. “As the child of Korean immigrants, I grew up in a family in pursuit of educational and economic opportunity. Core to that are quality jobs and right now, too many people working in frontline roles across the country are unable to achieve equitable economic mobility. As a Fellow, I’m excited to have the opportunity to work and learn alongside this incredible group of leaders as we collectively strive to expand our economy’s availability of high-quality jobs.”
“We are eager to get to work with this accomplished and passionate group of leaders dedicated to tackling the challenges of poor job quality and economic inclusion,” said Maureen Conway, vice president and executive director of the Economic Opportunities Program at the Aspen Institute. “Workforce leaders and labor advocates both want to address the job quality crisis and improve the lives and livelihoods of working people, but these organizations have different strategies, networks, and capabilities, and often operate in ways that are disconnected. By bringing them together we have an unprecedented opportunity to elevate new approaches to foster quality work.”
As characterized by previous Fellows, a quality job is one in which individuals’ work is valued and respected and meaningfully contributes to the goals of the organization. It encompasses having a voice in the workplace and the opportunity to shape one’s work life, as well as having accessible opportunities to learn and grow.
Organized by the Economic Opportunities Program and formed with generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Prudential Financial, Surdna Foundation, and a legacy gift from the Hitachi Foundation, this is the third class of Fellows since the program’s launch in 2017.
For more information about the Fellowship and the 2022 class, visit as.pn/jobquality.