Leading in the Present Moment

Talent Tips

Information "bytes" to help navigate the current challenges

Microcasts

With the impact of COVID-19, the call to fill the talent gap – a relentless drumbeat for the past decade – has been replaced for the moment with staggering unemployment statistics. We know that each sector is being impacted differently, and that some talent shortages remain, but when confronted with a 1600% rise in unemployment claims in just one month, the Chamber’s talent strategy needs to shift focus.

We must lead in the moment, plan for the next six to twelve months and stay committed to the emerging workforce. One of our response initiatives is to create short videos to help you navigate through talent-related challenges. Topics will offer information for a variety of audiences, including displaced workers, unexpected homeschooling parents and students who are now immersed in a virtual learning experience.

We hope that these videos will help you find ways to not only make it through this uncertain time, but thrive in the new environment.

Helping Students Cope During COVID-19

In the first microcasts video series, we partnered with Caitlin Worsham with Worsham Educational Consulting to provide advice on how to navigate high school and college admissions during the pandemic.

Helping Students Cope
How to Keep Students Engaged
Advice for Rising Seniors
How to Help Your High School Senior
How to Make the Most of Summer

Robin Willis and Suzi Raiford with the Chamber’s Talent team also offered some great (and possibly free) resources that you or your kids can take advantage of while trying to tackle homeschooling.

Learn a Marketable Skill that is in Demand Locally
Free Resources for Learning and Teaching from Home

Helping You with Your Job Search

As our economy begins to reopen and individuals return to work, many people will find themselves in the midst of a job search, but without many of its traditional components, like in-person networking events.

We partnered with Catch Talent to provide job seekers with tips to make their job search a little easier.

Virtual Networking
Personal Branding