If there’s one thing this region’s business community is laser-focused on nowadays, even more than before, it’s workforce talent and development.
Recruiting and promoting diverse candidates to help widen their spectrum of color and gender from entry-level to executive ranks to create a more inclusive workplace. Retaining and sustaining the best and brightest as the Great Resignation marks yet another stressful phase of this unending coronavirus epoch for employers.
And if there’s one thing smart companies know, it’s to start that process early — yes, even at the high school level.
After all, this is a region where more than half of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree and more than nine in 10 residents have at least a high school diploma. It’s where families pay a premium for housing based on which high school they feel presents their offspring the best path toward a successful college track and enterprising career. It’s where businesses relocate to because of the…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.