Skills Gap smarts include developing an Early Talent program

If you are feeling the affects of the skills gap on your business then you need a workforce plan that addresses all aspects of talent acquisition & retention. Obviously you can try and recruit individuals form industry with the skills you need but another complimentary tactic is to develop an Early Talent program. Here are a few of the elements you can consider when developing your program.

  • Co-op education

  • Internships

  • Work-placement programs

  • Summer jobs/experience programs

  • Mentorships

  • Volunteer positions

  • Industry-recognized in-class projects

  • Apprenticeships

  • Academic, club and industry competitions

Remember when dealing with the skills gap you must be both creative and tenacious when it comes to getting and keeping the talent you need to help your business to grow!

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