The La Crosse Area employers are facing some interesting circumstances. We are competing for talent with larger cities at a moment when unemployment is low, and many baby boomers will be retiring in the next several years. The need–and opportunity–to recruit and retain a diverse and dynamic workforce are as important as ever.
Last month, I had the opportunity to speak to La Crosse’s oldest Rotary Club. I shared some basics on recruiting and retaining diverse employees and creating an inclusive workforce. Here are some highlights, presented in the form of questions we encourage employers to ask themselves as they strive to improve talent pools and creating more productive, inclusive workplaces. If you’d like to hear more, please contact me and let’s talk about how the Diversity Council can help your organization strategize .