Wednesday, March 6, 2019 — Kathleen Quinn Votaw
Recruiting and retaining top talent will be increasingly difficult in 2019 and beyond, based on research from Vistage and the National Center for the Middle Market.
And, in survey after survey, executives list attracting and retaining top talent as their #1 issue. Most CEOs agree that people are their most valuable business asset. People are critical for growth and success. Yet many executives struggle to find, keep and grow the best. They lack an overall strategy as it relates to their people.
Kathleen’s workshop features key ideas from her book, Solve the People Puzzle. Participants receive a copy of the book, powerful insight, and actionable advice. She works in concert with Vistage Chairs to provide content and delivery that is customized for each group.
Her areas of expertise include:
- Talent Strategy
- Employee Engagement
- Employment Trends
- Attracting the Right Talent
- Employment Branding
- Recruitment and Retention
- Onboarding and Training
- Millennials in the Workforce
Value to members
As detailed in the Vistage eBrief, SMB CEO Projections for 2018, a tight labor market, coupled with expectations for increased hiring, means that recruiting and retaining top talent will be increasingly difficult in 2018.
“While adding headcount is essential to growth, retaining, developing and engaging existing talent is critical,” says Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer for Vistage Research. “It forms a foundation for adding new people. Just as you are looking for the best talent, so is everyone else — and they are looking at your people, too.”
These findings from Vistage are echoed the National Center for the Middle Market, which just released its Middle Market Indicator Data from fourth quarter of 2017. Middle market companies report accelerated revenue growth, moderate employment growth and peak levels of confidence. Tom Stewart, the Center’s Executive Director, states that finding, developing, and keeping talent has become the middle market’s biggest challenge.
Kathleen offers relevant data, expert perspective, engaging stories, and actionable advice on the topics of talent and culture.
Kathleen Quinn Votaw is a long-time Vistage Member and Founder and CEO of TalenTrust, a consulting firm that is revolutionizing how companies across the U.S. recruit, retain, and engage employees. Kathleen’s passion and expertise allow her to connect business leaders with the right people and ideas to drive faster growth. After nearly two decades of earning accolades in the staffing industry, Kathleen determined that traditional models don’t always serve the best interest of clients—especially rapidly growing companies. She launched TalenTrust in 2003 and her firm now serves clients across the U.S.; employs a team of 25+ people; and has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list for high-growth companies. Kathleen leverages this expertise in her book, Solve the People Puzzle: How High-Growth Companies Attract and Retain Top Talent, which is a must-read guide for C-level executives. She is a compelling thought leader who helps executives find and keep the best talent for their growing companies. Kathleen offers expert perspective on addressing immediate hiring needs; finding and keeping Millennials; dealing with turnover; understanding and improving your company’s reputation; and determining your overall talent strategy.