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Top talent is scarce and should be invested in: backed by research

For companies large and small in industries across the board, top-tier talent is limited. A Conference Board study concludes that the biggest challenge C-level executives are facing – both currently and in the upcoming years – is “developing next-generation leaders” and “failure to attract and retain top talent.” The same survey revealed that only 14% of CEOs feel that they have the leadership talent they need to execute their strategy. 

14 percent!

When it comes to top-tier talent, your ability to identify these folks early on and develop them within your organization is paramount. Showing your next generation leaders that you care about their growth enough to invest in them will aid in retention, not to mention keep them engaged and influence your company culture as a whole. 

Investing in top-tiers is also advantageous when it comes to the competitive landscape of today’s 21st-century workforce. Investing now will lead to continued growth and success when it comes time for them to take the reins.

Here are some other reasons why investing in your top talent is crucial to the future of your organization.

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Muscle Memory Challenge 

Consider this: How often do you go to grab something off of your desk but can't seem to remember where you placed it? With such busy schedules, leaders allow their desks to get cluttered with an array of items. For this week's MMC, clear off and organize your desk. By organizing your workspace, you will reduce the stress in your workday and allow yourself to be more productive. 

We want to hear from you! Give it a try this week and shoot us an email (newsletter@solutions21.com) to let us know about your experience with the MMC. Your stories will be published in next week's newsletter!

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