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Bridging the Talent Gap Update

01/27/2017 5:43 AM | Anonymous

LSHRM Sparks Statewide Movement

By Joshua Williams

Bridging the talent gap is a phrase that found a comfortable home in the year of 2016. In response to a devastating talent deficiency in the greater Louisville region, the HR community, led by the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM), collectively blew the whistle on the swelling disparities between workforce needs and the glaring drought of capable talent pools.

Your voice gave birth to a movement. A mission to not only identify a growing need for talent but, to pull community and business partners together to address the divide collectively. Gaining attention from the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM), the Governor’s team and other statewide leaders, your voices rang loud and clear throughout the commonwealth. Solutions are on the horizon for 2017.

So, what can you expect in the coming months? Starting around February, be on the lookout for the 2017 talent alignment survey focusing on what you see in your local economy. The same voices that sparked this movement are called upon again to further fuel the mission for a stronger workforce—and more are needed. The 20-30 minute survey that you complete will be sent to individuals all throughout the state of Kentucky as we work together to understand where the issues are at and how to best tackle them. Icing on the cake: completing the survey will count as 1.0 continuing education credits towards SHRM and HRCI certifications.

While more details are on the way, feel free to contact LSHRM at workforce-readiness@lshrm.org to learn more about Bridging the Talent Gap and how you can get involved. In the meantime, feel free to review the fruits of your labor: the 2016 Bridging the Talent Gap dashboard. Through the link below, you can review Louisville’s current economic status, its projected future as well as data reflecting the challenges our economy currently faces by industry and company size.


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