Talent Pipeline Management

Increasing the availability and preparedness of the Nashville regional workforce includes employers playing a critical leadership role as the “customers” of our education and training systems.

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce facilitates the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) model, a demand-driven, employer-led approach to aligning talent supply chains with business needs, through Talent Solutions Councils by industry. Each Council is comprised of human resource decision-makers from regional employers.

The TPM model is comprised of six strategies that, when implemented in sequence, create an effective talent supply chain. Each strategy is designed to build on the next and support employers in developing a more data- and performance-driven approach to improving education and workforce partnerships.

Icon  Description automatically generatedStrategy 1: Organize Employer Collaboratives

Create a collaborative that organizes employers to identify the most promising opportunities for engagement around similar workforce needs.

Icon  Description automatically generatedStrategy 2: Engage In Demand Planning

Develop projections for job openings to determine with accuracy the type of talent and how much of it employers need.

Icon  Description automatically generatedStrategy 3: Communicate Competency & Credential Requirements

Create a shared language to better communicate competency, credentialing, and other hiring requirements of critical jobs in ways that allow employers to signal similarities and differences with education and job training providers.

Icon  Description automatically generatedStrategy 4: Analyze Talent Flows

Identify where employers historically source their most qualified talent and analyze the capacity of those sources—as well as untapped talent sources—to meet projected demand.

Icon  Description automatically generatedStrategy 5: Build Talent Supply Chains

Build and manage the performance of talent supply chains to create a positive return on investment for all partners.

Icon  Description automatically generatedStrategy 6: Continuous Improvement

Use data from your talent supply chain to identify the most promising improvement opportunities to generate a better return on investment in the future.

Participating Employers by Talent Solutions Council

Health and Patient Care

  • Ascension Saint Thomas
  • National Healthcare Corporation
  • TriStar Health/HCA Healthcare
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center


  • Bell & Associates
  • Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Hensel Phelps
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • Lee Company
  • Skanska
  • Turner Construction
  • T.W. Frierson Contractor 


  • Altria
  • Bridgestone Americas
  • Carlex
  • TECT Aerospace 

Information Technology (in partnership with Greater Nashville Technology Council)

  • AllianceBernstein
  • Asurion
  • Bridgestone Americas
  • HCA Healthcare
  • State of Tennessee 
  • UBS

Hospitality and Culinary (in partnership with Nashville Convention Visitors Corporation and HospitalityTN)

  • Holiday Inn Nashville Vanderbilt
  • Hilton Nashville Airport
  • Chartwell Hospitality
  • JW Marriott Nashville
  • Kimpton Hotel and Restaurants
  • Renaissance Hotel
  • Omni Nashville
  • Ryman Hospitality
  • A. Marhsall Hospitality
  • Waffle House

Contact Scott Meltzer, Director of Talent Solutions, at smeltzer@nashvillechamber.com if you’re interested in joining an industry Talent Solutions Council during a future cycle of the Talent Pipeline Management process.

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