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
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Quotes from our guests on this episode of Igniting Startups:
“There’s a lot of talent that’s here all around. So the talent is here. They just need the opportunity.”- @robertritchy of @Genesys on @PowderkegCo
“I think we have to really think about how our all of our careers are going to evolve and change as technology changes and that we have to get people prepared. And I find workers in the existing workforce. There are people whose jobs are going kinda away and being automated and there is opportunity and talent.” – @JessicaMitsch of @MomentumRDU on @PowderkegCo
“We need to start talking outside of this region about how fantastic it is here and using one voice, because I might not be hiring what Mike needs, but I might meet them now. And I’ll gladly bring them back.”- @karlrectanus of @LearnPlatformUS on @PowderkegCo
“We need people that have an entrepreneurial mindset at this particular stage with the types of things that we’re trying to build out. We don’t just need, you know, someone that’s not going to be tossed into the fall. That’s capable of doing the work. But we really need someone to take a different view of it.” – @DerrickMinor of @K4Connect on @PowderkegCo
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