Maintaining the best talent was simple when there were few companies hiring and employees felt stuck in their jobs. But today, it seems that holding the cream of the talent crop is a struggle for some companies. Especially with so many tech startups and big companies networking and recruiting the best available talent in the job market.

Just recently in 2017, (CBRE) ranked the Raleigh-Durham area as one of the top tech talent markets in the country along with Forbes stating that tech jobs in just the city Raleigh alone had grown a tremendous 38.5% from 2010 through 2015! So how are tech companies in the Raleigh area capitalizing on this extreme job growth and how are they filling those spots with extraordinary talent? 

On this episode of the Igniting Startups podcast, you’ll hear from  4 different tech, executives, and leaders from our recently held event in Raleigh discussing “Attracting The Greatest Talent in Raleigh, Durham, and Beyond” You’ll get to hear from local tech leaders with years of experience sharing their thoughts on the growing need for talent in the Raleigh tech arena, how they are able to find and attract the greatest talent, and why the Raleigh-Durham area is one of the best areas in the country to be in tech. Tune in for more!

Learn from experienced tech leaders:

  • Jessica Mitsch, Co-founder and CEO of Momentum Learning
  • Derrick Minor, Manager of Team Development & People Operations at K4 Connect 
  • Robert Ritchy, Senior Vice President of PureCloud Development at Genesys
  • Karl Rectanus, Co-Founder & CEO of LearnPlatform

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is takes to find the best fit for your team and company
  • Cultivating talent in order to build a successful team
  • What makes the Raleigh-Durham area attractive for talent
  • How to retain the greatest talent in the Raleigh-Durham area

Please enjoy this conversation with our featured guests from our panel!


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