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Winning workforce strategies for a new generation of talent

Sharon Florentine | June 23, 2015
As millennials start to flood the IT workforce, organizations must make dramatic changes to their workforce strategies to attract, retain and engage a new generation of talent.

A clear path for growth

Finally, showing workers that there's a clear path for growth and development within an organization is key to attracting and retaining millennial talent, Parkinson says. Part of that is an increased focus on transparency so workers know where they've been as well as where they're likely to go.

"We want to be able to see what skills they have, what their potential is, how upwardly mobile they are, what their pay is compared to others in the company and in the industry as a whole. Are they engaged? What are they learning and what do they want to learn? How can we best support those desires? Clearing a path for growth will make sure we're being proactive, not reactive, to changing market conditions," Parkinson says.

Final Thoughts

Implementing successful workforce strategies and leveraging cutting-edge technology won't happen overnight, but by doing so, businesses can more effectively compete in a fast-paced, ever-changing IT business landscape.


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