It is said: William Horman quoted the Latin phrase Mater artium necessitas - "The mother of invention is necessity" in 1519. The reverse can also be true, Necessity can be the mother of Invention. Now, more than ever, Human Resource Departments across the country are faced with retiring baby boomers, staff shortages in STEM fields, cultural differences, and now challenges triggered by the pandemic, such as work from home. Gone are the days where employees would stay 30 – 40 years in their careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – “The median number of years that wage and salary workers had been with their current employer was 4.2 years in January 2018, unchanged from the median in January 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported September 20, 2018.
Many agencies and companies are providing career opportunities and innovative programs to attract and retain employees. In this session, we’ll hear from both the public and private sectors to learn how these challenges are being addressed head-on.