Salesforce Talent Alliance connects employers to Salesforce candidates and brings new talent into the ecosystem, emphasizing building a diverse workforce that reflects society around the globe. Here’s how:
Commit: Employers commit to hire net new Salesforce professionals and incorporate inclusive hiring practices.
Connect: Employers are connected to certified candidates across workforce development groups, educational institutions, and career changers through LinkedIn and career fairs.
Certify: Job seekers are trained to become Salesforce certified professionals, with an emphasis on underrepresented groups in tech (ex. Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Multiracial, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, veterans, and military spouses).
Pledge to create a culture of equality at your company through inclusive hiring practices
Devote 20% of annual hiring to net new Salesforce professionals (6 months or less of Salesforce experience)
Automatic interviews for certified individuals from Salesforce training programs (ie: Pathfinder, Salesforce Military)
Partner with Talent Alliance to access a diverse talent pool, increase brand awareness and position your company as an employer of choice
Improve your interview process with inclusive hiring resources
Commit to inclusive hiring practices. Create a company culture that supports diversity
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I’m a job seeker. How can I engage with the Alliance?
Hello, Trailblazer! If you are looking for your first role in the ecosystem and have: (a) at least one Salesforce certification and (b) no more than 6 months of professional Salesforce experience, request to join the Talent Alliance LinkedIn group to connect with employers committed to hiring new talent. All job seekers can also check out talent.trailheadforpartners.com and trailhead.salesforce.com/trailblazerconnect for information and resources to grow your career.
What is the customer/partner commitment?
Alliance members commit to inclusive hiring practices, pledge to hire 20% new Salesforce talent in their Salesforce practice, and grant automatic interviews for certified graduates of Salesforce training programs (US, UK, NL, Canada only).
What is the cost to join?
It is free to join the Talent Alliance.
What are the inclusive hiring practices to which members commit?
Review the pledge here.
What do customers/partners get if they join?
Alliance employers receive certification vouchers for each new hire (up to 20), priority registration for Salesforce career events, and the opportunity to co-brand with Salesforce. Additionally, partners may receive up to 25 Trailblazer Scorecard points.
Is the Talent Alliance Global?
Yes. All global partners and customers are welcome to join, with the exception of government and government-owned organizations.
Where do Alliance employers find talent?
Anyone with less than 6 months of professional Salesforce experience qualifies for the Talent Alliance new hiring goal. One way we help connect employers with new talent is through the Salesforce Talent Alliance LinkedIn group, but employers can continue to connect with, interview, and hire candidates from outside of that group. So long as hires have 6 months of experience or less, they will count towards employers’ net-new talent goal.
Many individuals in the LinkedIn group come from Salesforce training programs, that place an emphasis on recruiting and training a diverse candidate pool. While candidates coming through these training programs are generally new to Salesforce, many have deep prior professional expertise in careers ranging from corporate to military to nonprofit and may be a fit for mid-level roles and above.
How many automatic interviews should I expect?
The number of automatic interviews will vary by the location of openings, but we ask that employers commit to up to 15 interviews per month per location (pending demand). The actual number of interviews may be significantly lower. Employers who do not have openings in locations where these programs operate are exempt from automatic interviews.
What if a customer or partner reskills someone within their organization? Does that count for new Salesforce talent for the Alliance?
Yes! Anyone with less than 6 months of Salesforce experience qualifies as new Salesforce talent, regardless of other professional experience.
Is the hiring commitment tracked?
Yes. Employers share annual hiring projections at sign-up, including percentage of hires that will be new talent, and then report new hires on a monthly basis via a shared tracker. We audit at the time of sign-up to ensure the projection for net new talent (less than 6 months of Salesforce experience) is at least 20%, and again at the end of each fiscal year, to allow for partners that have surges of new hires during particular times (ie: bootcamps).
How do vouchers work?
Organizations will receive one certification exam voucher code for each net new hire (up to 10 max throughout the year). Organizations who hit the 20% net-new talent mark at the end of the year will be eligible for up to 10 additional vouchers, beyond those previously allocated according to how many total net-new hires made. Vouchers can be applied to take any $200 Salesforce certification exam and may be distributed internally at the company’s discretion (they do not have to be given to the specific new hire). Exams must be taken by the expiration date listed in the dashboard/hiring tracker.
How is the year measured?
We measure based on Salesforce’s fiscal year, ending February 1.
What does diverse mean?
Salesforce Talent Alliance focuses on training Salesforce certified professionals, including people from communities that are underrepresented in tech including women, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Multiracial, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and veterans.
Why is Salesforce doing this?
The Salesforce Talent Alliance is committed to connecting partners and customers to Salesforce certified candidates and bringing new talent into the ecosystem, emphasizing building a diverse workforce that reflecting society around the globe.We need to work together with our partners and customers to bring new talent into the ecosystem, with a particular emphasis on building a diverse workforce that reflects society around the globe. The demand for Salesforce talent outpaces the supply of that talent, and according to IDC, the Salesforce Economy will add 9.3 new jobs by 2026.
Where can I go to find additional resources to grow my practice with new talent?
Check out our resource hub at https://1.salesforce-partners.com/trailhead-for-partners-partners.