Technology Talent Attraction & Retention in a Multi-Generational World

Technology Talent Attraction & Retention in a Multi-Generational World

International Economic Development Council


Raleigh, NC ? June 1-4

The International Economic Development Council is partnering with The Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, NC and the International Association of Science Parks (IASP), based in Malaga, Spain, to present the 2009 IEDC Technology-Led Economic Development Conference and IASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks.

By some estimates, in as little as ten years virtually all jobs will have a technology component. Highly skilled workers can choose where they want to live, work and play and the battle is on to attract and retain them. Wouldn't it be great if your community had a pre-qualified pool of talent available to meet the needs of your local businesses? Can you imagine being the brand of choice for the most talented creative people in the world? There are core strategies of talent attraction and retention, such as investing in quality of life amenities to attract knowledge workers and using value stream maps, which help economic developers understand the strengths and weaknesses of their talent pool. Join IEDC in Raleigh, NC, June 1-4 as we explore various new methods of talent attraction and retention.

Talent Attraction & Retention Sessions and Paper Presenters Include:

ENGAGING THE WORKFORCE: CREATING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY VIRTUALLY
• Natalie Quirion, from the Quebec Metro High Tech Park, will present an innovative workforce sharing initiative they implemented that encourages businesses collaborate to attract, mobilize and retain qualified personnel.

GENERATIONAL INFLUENCES: WEBSITE TO WORKSITE
• Rachel Kessler Park from HDR CUH2A, will discuss the needs of knowledge workers and of different generations, which is critical information for communities for implementing talent development, attraction and retention strategies. With four generations found in the workplace today, attendees will learn differences between the youngest generation, the Millenials, including lifestyles and work styles, versus the rest of the workforce.

INTEGRATING A TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION: A FRENCH BUSINESS SCHOOL CASE
• Hear from Didier Calcei from the Champagne School of Management in France how to use universities to foster entrepreneurship and enhance the competitiveness of businesses and places. Learn how to develop talent for the creation of new competitive businesses in your community through strategies that support of entrepreneurship in universities.

ATTRACTING AND RETAINING TALENTED WORKERS IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
• Dr. Christine Chmura, President & Chief Economist, Chmura Economics & Analytics, will discuss national and international strategies for building quality of life in your community. This session will also focus on talent attraction and retention including core strategies, such as investing in quality of life amenities to attract knowledge workers and using value stream maps that help communities understand the strengths and weaknesses of their talent pool.

View the full conference program: http://www.iedconline.org/Tech-LedConference/Program.html

Expert speakers: http://www.iedconline.org/Tech-LedConference/Speakers.html

Register today: http://www.iedconline.org/Tech-LedConference/Registration.html

HOTEL ROOMS ARE FILLING UP FAST - RESERVE YOUR ROOM TODAY!

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 USA
Phone: 919-834-9900
IASP room rate: $129 single/double
Group rate cutoff: May 2, 2009
Reservations: 800-325-3535 or 919-834-9900

Posted April 29, 2009



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