Keep Your Top Talent Engaged, or Lose Them

Enterprise Forum: “Deborah Webster: Keep Your Top Talent Engaged, or Lose Them

A few years back, Soar Technology Inc. (Soar Tech) had a problem. The artificial intelligence company based in Ann Arbor company needed to to a do a better job of recruiting and retaining the highly skilled employees that it needs. To address that Soar Tech insitituted a program that includes generous allowances for skill development and personal support such as services brought to the office and family-friendly social events. Why do all that at a time when jobs in Michigan are hard to find? In a Q&A this week, Deborah Webster vice president, administration at Soar Tech, says competition for top talent is ever-present, even in tough times. And once you have them, you want them to be engaged.
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Learning Leader Tech Ed Advocate Empassioned Educator Perpetual Student Professional Learner Chief Learning Officer Tonya is a learning leader, instructional design, performance support and multimedia communications professional, with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, information systems, instructional design and training, web and creative design, internal and external marketing, PR and communications, social media, service excellence, leadership development and non-profit operations management. She is currently Director, Staff Learning & Development, Teach For America; President, A2ATD; principal and Chief Learning Officer of Kappa Beta Technology & Instruction; grad student at The University of Michigan; and author of the Learning Leader Blog (www.learningleader.org,) an emerging technologies resource for 21st century educators. She current is living in Macomb County, MI, with her cat and several Mac and iOS devices.

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