By Chad T. Ahern
talent (noun, tal·ent | ˈta-lənt \): a person of talent or a group of persons of talent in a field or activity. (Merriam-Webster). See also Talent Management.
Talent (noun, tal·ent | ˈta-lənt): a naturally recurring way of thinking, feeling, or behaving that can be productively applied. (Gallup). See also Strength.
As Vermont's unemployment rate continues to hover around 3% many business leaders and HR professionals continue to worry they won't be able to find enough of the former. Yet, I wonder if we've done enough to capitalize on the latter within our state's population.
To truly access the full potential of Vermont's workforce we must combine the training of skills, the exchange of knowledge, and, most importantly, the identification and development of individuals' and teams' innate Talents. It is in this effort that we can unlock the best of what our current workforce can offer to their employers, their families, and their communities.