I have seen TOO MANY companies not appreciate top talent. In today’s business environment, there is a shortage of top talent – surprisingly, with high unemployment rates, you’d think it would be an employers market. But for top talent, it is NOT. Actually according to an Executive Recruiter’s speech to my APICS (Association of Operations Management) chapter, it is typically harder to find top talent during a recession as most are unwilling to make a change until the business environment improves. In addition, baby boomers are beginning to retire and employers seem to be distracted by a lack of cash and are not appreciating their top talent. Thus, what do you think will occur at the first sight of improvement in the job market? Yep, those who are the underappreciated top talent will go!
I recently wrote a newsleter feature article on this topic. Retaining top talent and why it matters. To read the full article, click here.