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Growing Talent from Seedling to Redwood

Since the great recession of the late 2000s, we've been on one heck of a ride in terms of the US economy. The number of job openings in the United States hit a record high in 2019, with job openings exceeding the number of unemployed workers.

During the recession, few organizations gave much consideration to how employees felt about their employers. Companies weren't actively considering employee retention, nor were they doing much in terms of investing in the development of their people. Employers were in the driver's seat. Massive layoffs resulted in an abundance of available talent. Employers could easily hire experienced people who would stay, regardless of working conditions.

What a difference a ...

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