How the Workplace Can Attract, Engage, and Retain Knowledge Workers
With unemployment at a 25-year high, one might think that attracting, engaging, and retaining talent could justifiably be last on the list of an organization’s priorities. But that’s not the case, for several reasons. Especially now that nearly every business is operating lean, rapid innovation is more important than ever to differentiate and stay competitive. New skills needed for knowledge jobs place a premium on having the right workers. And the global economy has created higher demand for advanced skills, turning up the heat even more on the pressure cooker. All of this means that, especially now, finding and keeping the right talent is critical for assuring an organization’s survival – and its ability to thrive when the economy begins to recover again.
But even with the brightest and the best on staff, successful talent management strategy can’t stop there. More than ever, attracting and retaining talent is about securing engagement and mind-share, and simply having people on the payroll doesn’t guarantee that goal.
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