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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Chamber Office Park | 300 Buttermilk Pike | Fort Mitchell, KY
Published on Mar 4, 2019
Born from a desire to shine a light on our region and heritage, Kentucky’s Edge, a weekend-long bourbon festival in October, is coming to life. The festival is designed to share on a local, national, and international scale what makes Northern Kentucky special. By sharing what makes the region special, organizers are hoping to be a vehicle to spur talent attraction and drive retention in the area.
An important step in preparing for the future is the concept of “mentoring up.” This practice gives the next generation of leaders in your company the opportunity to develop leadership skills with real-world knowledge and guidance while at the same time sharing their expertise with senior team members.
When the GROW NKY initiative first convened in mid 2017, local leaders identified that talent attraction and retention was one of five key workforce pillars for continued growth. Communities that are experiencing population growth have learned to welcome and integrate new Americans through collaborations between local government and local businesses, resulting in inclusive and vibrant economies. Leaders discussed how immigration in the United States is changing local demographics.
With historically low unemployment rates, the competition for talent is extremely tight and has pushed organizations to take a closer look at how they cultivate, manage, and measure employee engagement in their workforce. Leaders from four local companies who have been ahead of the curve on developing programs designed to improve engagement and retention by fostering a positive and meaningful workplace environment shared their experiences.
Excerpts from the Cincinnati Region Internship Toolkit
NKY has approximately a 3.5% unemployment rate which is about 0.5% below the national average. Fortunately, no matter the labor market climate, whether we’re facing an abundance of jobs and low unemployment (like today) or a scarcity of jobs and high unemployment (like 2009), we can look to a comprehensive workforce development resource, serving both job seekers and employers – the Kentucky Career Center (KCC).
The broader region is poised for continued success when it
comes to job growth and expanded economic impact. The ability to reach our full potential as a region hinges on access to jobs and opportunities for people across the Tri-State. Connecting our region and getting our workforce to and from work is an area where many organizations are working together to find long-term solutions. And in the short term, businesses are getting creative to address immediate needs.
In order to ensure our region will continue to develop, attract and retain talent, the NKY Chamber continues to focus on programs which are connected to enhancing our leadership development and young professional talent.
Women play a vital role in the workforce, but when the number of women in the workforce started to decrease after women gave birth, local companies responded by offering solutions to women who are struggling to obtain a work-life balance after the birth of their babies.