Every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover talent development to find the very best talent development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to pieces on getting serious about the skills gap, recruiting tech talent to the Midwest, succession planning and replacement planning compared, and what drives your top talent.
“There are lots of opinions about how dire — or not — the situation truly is, with some arguing that if there were a skills gap, employers would be raising wages and spending more on training, two things we’re definitely not seeing in the marketplace.”
“With the creeping growth of the Midwest tech industry, startups that set up shop in these places have to face a perennial question: how to recruit young talent away from the limelight, and into the middle of the country? I talked to five different entrepreneurs from Milwaukee to Detroit, and they all said that recruiting is getting easier, competition for hiring is less stiff than in Silicon Valley, and the talent pool is larger than you’d think.”
“Ask a CEO to define succession planning. There is a good chance that, if you do that, you will find that the average CEO confuses replacement planning and succession planning. But they are truly not the same.”
“Retention has become a big deal and a top concern for many organizations. This is acutely true around high performers and employees with very in-demand skills. And, as with many people issues, one of our first responses is to put more money on the table.”