Heather Wetzler
April 23, 2022

Summary:

Attracting and retaining talent is becoming more crucial for every industry. Associations, being company agnostic, can help the industry as a whole. Associations can become the conduit and resource to attract, train, and retain talent for their industry. Small and medium-size employers, companies where most people are employed, lack the education, training, and outreach budgets; this is an opportunity for associations to increase non-dues revenue. Associations are the pioneers of lifelong learning and need to better position themselves as they face greater competition. Unfortunately, when people outside of the association world discuss workforce development, associations are often not part of the conversation. Understand how associations can address workforce shortage, how to leverage income share agreements, and how to upskill for retention.

 

Resources:

Pew Research on the Great Resignation – https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/03/09/majority-of-workers-who-quit-a-job-in-2021-cite-low-pay-no-opportunities-for-advancement-feeling-disrespected/

The Great Resignation Didn’t Start with the Pandemic

https://hbr.org/2022/03/the-great-resignation-didnt-start-with-the-pandemic 

What is ‘The Great Resignation’? An expert explains – https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/11/what-is-the-great-resignation-and-what-can-we-learn-from-it/ 

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/climate/how.html

Here’s How Climate Change May Affect The Future Of Work https://allwork.space/2022/01/heres-how-climate-change-may-affect-the-future-of-work/

Climate Change Impacts Across California  – Workers & Employers – CA Legislative Analysts Office CALAO – https://lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/4587

ISA: Mentorworks: https://mentorworks.com/

Legislation: Abstract https://www.abstract.us/

SHRM: Report: Employers Turn to Partnerships to Develop Employees’ Skills: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/organizational-and-employee-development/pages/-report-employers-turn-to-partnerships-to-develop-employees-skills-.aspx

 

US Chamber of Commerce Talent Finance:

https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/sites/default/files/CEW%20Talent%20Finance%20Report-web.pdf

 

Why Sustainable Development Goals should be in your business plan:

https://www.ey.com/en_us/assurance/why-sustainable-development-goals-should-be-in-your-business-plan

 

 

Panel: Workforce Development:  Key to Long-Term Growth

Panelists:

Heather Wetzler – Cue Career-connecting Associations to Students

Shelly Alcorn – Alcorn Associates Management Consulting

Kiki L’Italien – Tecker International

 

 

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