The search for talent and how you can keep it once you find it.

The search for talent and how you can keep it once you find it.

Communication | Judette Coward-Puglisi

July 1, 2008

I am just back from the IABC conference in New York where I enjoyed 4 straight days of networking and learning. After attending at least 2 conferences a year and several in-between, not to mention the countless ones held locally, you kind of get to know exactly what you are looking for in a presenter. I like mine straight up. I enjoy presenters who are great story tellers; those that draw from real life stories as opposed to those that come from the text book. I engage with those who don’t rely on power point slides. Heaven help it if they start reading from them. That’s the point at which I walk out.  

 
 

One thought on “The search for talent and how you can keep it once you find it.

  1. I totally agree with you. I’m in the field of Psychology, and this is a central concept here. The key to a dynamic, productive workplace is a focus on diversity and individualism. I mean, there must be certain standards by which employees must abide, but those standards shouldn’t stifle an individual. Right now I’m an OJT at a government office, doing administrative work (totally unrelated to my major), and I have to pull myself to work everyday! Everyone is grouped in cubicles, the people within different "divisions" of the ministry keep to themselves, and OJTs in particular can come and go as they please, because their presence doesn’t make a difference in the workplace. So what is my motivation for coming to work on a morning? The money maybe? Yes, Maybe. As you said, "Employees are seeking more that just benefits and bonuses, they want an organization where they can learn, grow, where they feel they are making a difference and their work is recognized. " Probably we need some Industrial/ Organizational Psychologists to help us implement this in the workplace. What do you think?

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