Talent Summit Set for May 8

Apr 24, 2018 | Business & Economy, Business-Friendly Environment, Economy, Talent

It seems like only yesterday millions of people were unemployed due to the so-called ‘Great Recession.’ Now every week there’s a story in the press about tight labor markets.

An example is a story posted yesterday on TheHill.com titled “14 States Hit Record-Low Unemployment”. According to the story “In March, eight states saw new record lows, including Hawaii (2.1 percent), Idaho (2.9 percent), Kentucky (4 percent ), Maine (2.7 percent), Mississippi (4.5 percent), Oregon (4.1 percent) and Wisconsin (2.9 percent).”

In Colorado, the author notes an unemployment rate of “2.6 percent, among the lowest in the nation, and a third of the 8.9 percent peak it hit in 2010.”

In the face of those kind of numbers, as you well know, employers are scrambling to find and develop talent.

The Chamber and it partners from the City of Fort Collins Economic Health Department, City of Loveland Economic Development Department, Larimer County Economic Development Department, Larimer County Workforce Center, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Northern Colorado Economic Alliance and United Way of Larimer County are doing their part with an initiative called Talent 2.0. The Talent 2.0 alliance is hosting the first annual Talent Summit, 7:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., May 8 at the Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway in Loveland.

The Talent Summit agenda will include industry leader presentations, an insight into Talent 2.0, the Future of Workforce, an Employer Resource Fair and breakout sessions that will be valuable to employers.

The Keynote Presentation will be provided by Elisa Webb Hill from XYZ University. She is a workforce strategist and innovation expert, who previously held senior roles in innovation, marketing and global licensing for such notable companies as Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola and Federated Department Stores. Ms. Hill’s presentation, titled “The Future of Work” will focus on chief workforce indicators of change, how to position companies to be innovative and responsive to these changes to attract top talent and win in the marketplace.

The Summit’s closing presentation will be from Zach Mercurio author of “The Invisible Leader.” He is a leading expert on the role of purpose and meaning in organizations and life.

Plan to attend. It will be a great way to pick up contacts and information to keep your company in the game to attract talent. Click here for more detail and to register.