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discuss the "War for Talent"

The War for Talent Notes

Talent &

1. Innovation
2. Productivity

Outsourced Talent & Productivity
Mike Myatt
Forbes Contributor
Author of Hacking Leadership

a. Do you agree that CEOs should never hire a consulting firm for strategy or innovation work?
b. How can the line between what is delegated to outsourced talent versus

3. Competitive Advantage
Professor Edward E. Lawler III
Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage

a. what are the talent challenges related to the current generation changes and talents of the emerging workforce
b. Do the old rules of lifetime employment or seniority apply in todays talent environment
c. How can we make talent more responsive to the needs of agile enterprises

4. Incentives
a. What incentives work to build your talent base

5. Local Talent Landscape
6. Quality

Project management

Dear Friend,

Please try to attend our upcoming Meet Up the "War for Talent," featuring leading corporate and agency recruiters, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 pm at Manfred Learning Center.

This event discusses the corporate search for talent that is becoming increasingly competitive for recruiting and retaining talented employees. It is expected to grow only more competitive into the future.

Participants will include Steve LaPoint of Rapid Application Developers, a IT placement firm, Chris Wessell of Pinnacle Recruiting & Staffing, and Larry Zimbler of Liberteks as moderator. We expect possible additional presenters, and they’ll be announced as we approach the event.

The event will be held at the Manfred Learning Center at 920 Albany Shaker Rd. in Latham, and will include members of the Albany Social Media for Business, Tech Valley New Tech, Capital Region Business Council Meet Up groups, totally over 500 members.

Please contact Liberteks at[masked]x-1 for more information, or to register.

This link provides some good information on this topic, "War for Talent."


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  • Marketing W.

    Saw this article and thought it was very interesting to hear that the top graduates today aren't immediately flocking to Wall Street anymore, because they are more interested in technology companies and start-ups. Thought that really summarized a lot about what's happening in the business culture today.

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for organizing, Larry. Great discussion.

    October 31, 2013

    • Larry Zimbler, MBA MCSE MSBS ..

      Gilda thank you for attending I hope you get a chance to listen to the archive. Also past meeting archives are posted in the DISCUSSIONS tab. Let me know if you have an issue downloading any of it.

      November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I saw this talk earlier in the year. There are a couple of things that I don't agree with, but I have a lot of respect for the speaker, and consider him well worth listening to.

    Overall, I think most companies who are looking for sufficiently advanced Developers or Systems/Networking people for *existing* platforms and environments are almost completely deluding themselves with the concept of "hitting the ground running." Unless the "talent" is walking into a "green-field environment", they will have to learn the existing environment, application, workflows, people, and (never forget) politics before they can really become effective.

    My most significant takeaway for me was that companies can't find the quality people that they want because the companies make themselves unattractive to such people.

    1 · October 31, 2013

    • Larry Zimbler, MBA MCSE MSBS ..

      You clearly identified a paradigm gap that exists under our noses. I am listening to your velocity NYC 2013 archive right now and agree the world Andrew Shafer talks of is completely different that what you heard described by the panel. What to do with this reality? That is worthy of a face to face conversation. To illustrate another gap, note the panel consensus on "incentives". Compare that with the posted infographic. It is clear the gap between what employers think employees want, and what employees want is vast. You heard it with your own ears. By illustrating these gaps with our MEETUPs we can move to creating opportunity for ourselves in the time between MEETUPs. I'm glad you have seen how we do it.

      October 31, 2013

    • Larry Zimbler, MBA MCSE MSBS ..

      Waldo everyone loves your video were still watching it­

      November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for organizing the event, Larry!

    October 31, 2013

  • Michael V F.

    Very interesting.

    October 30, 2013

  • Larry Zimbler, MBA MCSE MSBS ..

    A rousing discussion of talent from the employment, staffing, and corporate side. Issues including expanding employment among women, the elderly, and what is a good hire were explored by devops, IT services, and local businesses with a slant to emerging markets.

    October 29, 2013

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