Pledge to build a Diverse Workforce with Salesforce Talent Alliance

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As we build the economy of the future, we must bring along the workforce of today. Salesforce is committed to empowering people from every background with the skills they need to build careers and thrive in the digital economy.”
Marc Benioff, Chairman & CEO, Salesforce.

what is salesforce talent alliance?

Salesforce Talent Alliance connects partners to Salesforce certified candidates and brings new talent into the ecosystem, emphasizing building a diverse workforce that reflects society around the globe. Here’s how:


Commit: Partners commit to hire net new Salesforce professionals and incorporate inclusive hiring practices.

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 and veterans).

Connect: Partners are connected to certified candidates across workforce development groups, educational institutions, and career changers through LinkedIn and career fairs.

Take The Pledge

  • Pledge to create a culture of equality at your company through inclusive hiring practices
  • Automatic interviews for certified individuals from Salesforce training programs (ie: Pathfinder, Salesforce Military)
  • Devote 20% of annual hiring to net new Salesforce professionals (6 months or less of Salesforce experience)

Founding Salesforce Talent Alliance Members

Membership Benefits:

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Diverse Talent Pipeline

Access a diverse talent pool from workforce development organizations training on Salesforce
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Priority Access

Priority registration for career fairs and events
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Free Vouchers

Up to 10 certification vouchers, 1 for each new hire from the program
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Scorecard Bonus Points

up to +25 points to your Trailblazer score (available for Salesforce partners only)
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Amplify Your Voice

Co-brand with us to increase awareness and position your company as an employer of choice

How It Works:

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Access Pipeline

Partner with Talent Alliance to access a diverse talent pool, increase brand awareness and position your company as an employer of choice

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Interview

Receive a list of Salesforce certified candidates. Improve your interview process with inclusive hiring resources

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Hire & Retain

Commit to inclusive hiring practices. Create a company culture that supports diversity

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Let us know

Let us know about the new Trailblazers you hire, and receive vouchers and resources

Size of the Impact:

Salesforce is training the next generation of Trailblazers, and there’s a sizable opportunity to grow your Salesforce practice and capacity with new talent.

2M Trailblazers learning on Trailhead
1300+ Community groups across the globe
20K Salesforce Military Trailblazing Members
250+ Pathfinder graduates

Salesforce Training Programs

Salesforce Talent Alliance works with a variety of workforce development programs across the globe that are committed to training Salesforce talent from communities that are underrepresented in tech. If you’d like to work with us please contact talentalliance@salesforce.com.
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FAQ:

What are the inclusive hiring practices to which members commit?

Review the pledge here.


Is the Talent Alliance Global?

Yes. All global partners are welcome to join, with the exception of government and government owned organizations.


What does diverse mean?

Salesforce Talent Alliance focuses on training people from communities that are underrepresented in tech including women, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Multiracial, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and veterans.


Where do Alliance employers find talent?

We connect employers with Salesforce certified talent through a private LinkedIn group. Employers may also continue to source candidates from other channels to meet their goals of having a diverse workforce.


Is the hiring commitment tracked?

Yes. Employers share hiring plans, including percentage of hires that will be new talent, and then report new hires on a monthly basis via a shared tracker.


What do Talent Alliance members get?

Alliance employers receive certification vouchers for each new hire (up to 10), priority registration for Salesforce career events, and an opportunity to co-market with Salesforce. Additionally, partners receive 25 scorecard bonus points. Please be advised, these points will take at least two months to display on scorecard in the Partner Community.


Why is Salesforce doing this?

We want to work together with our partners 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 4.2M new jobs by 2024.


What is the 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 (ie: Salesforce Military and Pathfinder).

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