Warwick, R.I. – Friday, January 26, 2018—The talent crisis is well felt amongst business leaders, with 77 percent of CEOs concerned that skills shortages could preclude organizations from achieving growth, according to the World Economic Forum’s 20th annual CEO Survey. Trilix CEO Tim Hebert, and a staunch community proponent for workforce development, has been selected to speak on an upcoming panel discussion about the very issue of the talent deficit.

“A series of macro trends—from smaller talent pools to the breakneck evolution of technology—have left us with a crippling talent shortage and a very tight market, meaning the demand for good labor increases and the cost of that labor surges,” says Hebert. “In other words, companies are paying a considerable premium for mediocre talent and finding themselves caught in a metaphorical bidding war. The topic of workplace development needs to be a top conversation we have in our organizations, with specific focused placed on how to attract, develop and retain top talent.”

On Wednesday, February 14, from 8 to 10:30 am, Hebert will sit on the Providence Business News’ (PBN) panel for the 2018 Workforce Development Summit. The event, taking place in Warwick, Rhode Island, will explore how employers can better meet the workforce demands of the future, develop solid recruitment, retention and development workplace strategies, and leverage ongoing initiatives spearheaded at the state and local level.

Hebert joins a group of panelists including: Lisa Abbott, Lifespan, Senior VP of Human Resources; Damian Ewens, Opportunity@Work & TechHire Rhode Island, Project Director; Matthew Reeber, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara, Partner; and Dr. Douglas Sherman, New England Institute of Technology, Senior VP & Provost. According to PBN, the panelists will explore a number of topics related to workforce development including:

  • The state of the RI job markets in 2018 and moving forward
  • New approaches to recruitment and investment strategies, particularly in the STEM area
  • The motivators and drivers for top talent to join a company, exploring how generational preferences play a role in these wants
  • How educators and employers can partner together more intentionally to bridge the skills gap
  • Chief strategies today’s employers need to utilize to remain competitive when it comes to attracting and securing top talent

“I have long studied the drivers and implications of the talent skills shortage, particularly in our state—whether that’s been as CEO of my former company Atrion, through my ongoing partnerships in the community and, most recently, through my newest company Trilix,” says Hebert. “I am honored to join this group of venerable business leaders and participate in an important dialogue that will challenge attendees to start to think differently as it relates to the talent crisis. As employers, the onus is on us to more strategic, purposeful and intentional with how we invest in top talent. When we do, we have the ability to transform our organizations.”

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