Over the last several months, there has been a lot of conversation around the Great Resignation. Millions of workers have been leaving or switching jobs at record rates, and there are no signs of that slowing down anytime soon.
This has put many employers in a tough position, and it’s one that calls for a shift in perspective. I recently read something in an article that resonated with me – it referred to this period as the Great Reinvention. I like that. It’s time that we moved out of the mindset that everyone is leaving and there’s nothing that can be done about it. And instead, we should take a good look at how we’ve been doing things and ask what we can be doing differently to attract and retain talent.
It’s with this in mind that Flint & Genesee Group is launching its new Talent Matters webinar series later this month. We’ll be bringing together workforce experts to discuss subjects such as recruitment strategies (Jan. 25), succession planning for business owners (Feb. 22) and internships and apprenticeship programs (March 22).
If it’s a time of reinvention for employers, the same can be said for the individual worker as well. And what better way to revamp and remake yourself than by pursuing opportunities for personal and professional growth?
At Flint & Genesee Group, we partner with business training professionals to provide relevant and timely workshops. Over the next few months, we’ll have trainings covering everything from leadership development and networking to the customer experience. For details, visit flintandgenesee.org/training.
Our friends at 100K Ideas also offer a variety of workshops designed for those with an entrepreneurial mindset. For the organization’s upcoming offerings, which cover everything from mentorship to venture capital, visit 100kideas.org.
In a similar vein, the I-69 Trade Corridor Regional office of the Michigan Small Business Development Center, housed at Kettering University, provides all types of trainings geared toward current and future small business owners. Learn more at bit.ly/i69sbdc.
Additionally, the Genesee Intermediate School District will be launching a new offering for adults starting Jan. 17. Participants working toward their GED or high school diploma can go through training in fields such as welding, automotive and nursing. By the time they finish their degree, they will also have completed their field training. For details, visit skillstoearn.org.
For those interested in completing an associate degree or professional certificate, Mott Community College offers Michigan Reconnect, a state scholarship that helps pay the in-district costs of tuition or training for Michiganders 25 years or older, who have a diploma or GED. Learn more at mcc.edu/enroll/michigan-reconnect.shtml.
Whatever skills you’re looking to gain or develop – be it in coding, leadership or something else – I encourage you to reach out to Flint & Genesee Group at 810-600-1451. Even if we don’t offer a training that meets your specific needs, we can lean on our network and connect you to an expert who does.
Kristina Johnston is COO of Flint & Genesee Group.