Organizations of all sizes, across all industries are challenged to find the talent they need the most. Once you find the talent, it’s a race with the clock to keep that talent as long as you can. (Cue the Mission Impossible Music) – does this feel familiar?
Our current U.S. education and training system is not creating the talent pipeline necessary to meet the hiring demands for skilled trades labor. The current workforce is quickly retiring at a much hire rate that the number of newly created talent. Desperate to fill positions, the wrong people get hired, they lack the skills necessary for the job, there becomes a training burden, and they ultimately quit.
After decades or leading a variety of organizations, particularly during change, with the expectations of optimizing and growing “business” and inherently retaining, reorganizing, and/or rebuilding the talent within the organization, it’s clear there is no one right answer to the challenge of retaining and growing talent across an organization.