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Nicholas Wyman

PresidentInstitute for Workplace Skills & Innovation

Los Angeles Area

Member Since March 2022


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Nicholas Wyman is CEO and Founder of IWSI America. He has sought novel ways to connect youth with the jobs of the future. Nicholas believes the ‘learn by doing’ approach has much to offer in a new world straddling the fault lines of a ‘skills mismatch’. Nick has innovated market-driven solutions to address the long-term workforce issues faced by employers, education institutions, and governments. Nick has built a global conversation around the need to change the status quo in job skills training. His research work and thought-leadership articles are widely published and internationally recognized. Nicholas is the author of Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need. He is an international expert in workforce development issues and models. Wyman has an MBA and has studied at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship.

Published content

Including people with disabilities in the workplace: How employers can do more


Thirty-two years of ADA is a remarkable achievement. It remains a landmark law for people with disabilities, setting out a pathway to full societal inclusion as an absolute right. But we can do more.

Here's how to connect corporate growth with social responsibility

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14 ways business leaders are improving their efforts to walk the talk. When was the last time your company's leadership took time to review its driven purpose as it relates to social responsibilities? If it's been a while, then chances are it may be time to expand on the organization's code of ethics—as your workforce continues to grow into a more diversified and inclusive space.  Below, 14 Fast Company Executive Board members offer tips that will help managers maintain an open mind and evolve their mission to reflect the current climate and culture.

How we can increase opportunities for formerly incarcerated people—while easing the labor shortage


Apprenticeship can greatly benefit formerly incarcerated people by helping them transition back into work and community life. 

15 ideas to build brand recognition in a crowded marketplace

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Follow these tips to attract the right people, gain credibility, and elevate your business. When you are just starting out in the market, it may be hard to achieve immediate recognition as the newest player on the field or compete for clients in a crowded space. To pique consumer interest in an oversaturated space, you can study behavior patterns to carve your niche, but it is going to take more than free product samples or a trial membership to get consumers to support your brand and stick with you for the long haul.  Below, 15 members of Fast Company Executive Board offer their advice on how to boost your brand to appeal to clients in the marketplace. 

What's behind the employment gap?

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14 points to consider when you're reviewing a job candidate's resume. As the nature of how and why people work continues to evolve, hiring managers will benefit from learning to understand the whole person, before jumping to conclusions about a significant employment gap on the applicant's resume. Instead of flagging previous time lost on the job as a deficit, focus on the potential new hire's passion, aptitude and eagerness to tackle new career challenges ahead and how the personal time off may be a sign of maturity to thrive at the current job opportunity and contribute to the mission of your organization in the long term. Below, Fast Company Executive Board members provide 14 additional ways to approach this conversation during the interview process and help you make the best decision to find the right fit for your department's needs.

Company details

Institute for Workplace Skills & Innovation

Company bio

IWSI America has extensive experience working with employers nationwide to establish a robust inclusive employment workforce, and can help partner and guide your organization, with a customized approach, to adapt, refine or redesign workplace practices and processes to improve your approach to hiring individuals with disabilities. Whether you are starting at zero or adapting in a post COVID-19 work environment, IWSI America works with employers, large and small, to truly put the “inclusion” in your diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) model.


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