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Business Leaders Consider Impact of Culture on Workforce Needs

November 11, 2022

Mark Pursley

Following last week's successful IDEA conference, a Regional Chamber board members, area CEOs and other special guests gathered together to learn more about how to improve employee recruitment and retention through intentional changes in organizational culture.

Consider Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (to resources) while building an employee retention plan.

This group participated in a broad discussion of DEI and the impact on widespread retention concerns. One vital move involves moving from DEI to IDEA, adding "access" as a component of evaluation. This blog from explains that ensuring equitable access to resources removes barriers for employees, "allowing us to cultivate, develop, and advance the talent pipeline.... Access is the most crucial step before you can have a DEI plan. It is critical!"

Look for relevant statistics here on our blog over the next several weeks as we share the impact of culture on an organization's bottom line. We plan to continue this conversation throughout the coming year as we work with local employers to address urgent talent/workforce needs. We hope you'll join in!

#workforcedevelopment #diversityandinclusion #inittogether

Kuma group

Pictured here are representatives from Winthrop University, Samuel Strapping Systems, Transaxle Manufacturing, Kuester Management Group, York County Natural Gas Authority, Atrium Health, Ferrara Buist Contractors, Comporium, Domtar, Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm, and Peoples First Insurance.

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