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ERIC Number: EJ873883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Attracting, Developing, and Retaining Peak Performers
Zeiss, Tony
Community College Journal, v74 n4 p14-17 Feb-Mar 2004
Employers are concerned about lack of labor and the increasing skills gap between their needs and employees' skills. These concerns are consistently reflected in the literature. While community colleges are being increasingly looked to as the solution providers for these labor force issues, they are also facing the same concerns. Community colleges must first address their own labor issues before they can expect to assist other employers. Most community and technical colleges are reacting to these challenges of addressing the decreasing labor pool and increasing the skills of existing workers while sustaining serious budget cuts. Fortunately, colleges can help themselves and other employers in their communities by learning to successfully attract, develop, and retain peak-performing employees even in these austere times. Most managers and business leaders lack the knowledge that is necessary for attracting, developing, and retaining peak-performing employees. The author discusses how this situation provides a wonderful market opportunity for astute community colleges leaders, and offers suggestions on how to attract, develop, and retain peak performers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A