Julianne Reichert (Marketing Manager, SolomonEdwards; Board Member & Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee, Young Professionals Council) describes her journey as a young professional in Greater Philadelphia and the opportunities discovered along the way.
What amenities (accessibility, affordability, culture, workforce, etc.) motivate you to continue to grow your personal and professional life in the Greater Philadelphia region?
That’s My Jawn
Anyone who grew up in the Philadelphia area knows what “jawn” means. For those of you who don’t know, jawn is a Philly-centric word that means both nothing and everything. It is a blanket term […]
[Infographic] – Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders: A Survey of Emerging Mid-Career Professionals
Co-developed by the Chamber’s Education & Talent Action Team and Young Professionals Council, the Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia Survey was designed to better understand the regional, professional and personal motivators of the region’s emerging mid-career professionals.
The survey was open for response between September 27, 2016 and January 9, 2017. We received 1,188 responses; with 830 respondents falling within the age range we have identified as emerging mid-career professionals. These young professionals, aged 25 – 39, are at key junctures in their personal and professional lives. It is critical that we understand […]
Guest Commentator: Andy Sofish, Principal, and Joanna Bergeron, Chief Talent Officer, CapTech Ventures, Inc.
How do professional development opportunities impact regional talent retention?
Many businesses in Greater Philadelphia and other markets find that employee retention has become a hot-button issue. Turnover is costly, impacts morale and can compromise productivity, customer service and client delivery. In such a competitive hiring market, attracting top talent is expensive and time-consuming. Moreover, replacing highly skilled employees in a specialized field can be extremely challenging.
At CapTech, we have found that focusing on developing our people and building leaders within our organization supports our long-term growth strategy. […]
Guest Commentator: Rebecca Zinn, Assistant Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Fox Management Consulting at Temple University’s Fox School of Business
What does Fox Management Consulting’s recent involvement in Pay It Forward: Mentoring Our Future Leaders show about the importance of mentorship for regional talent retention?
A June 2016 survey by Abodo.com determined that Philadelphia has 95 percent of the qualities that are most desired by young professionals ages 18–34. In fact, Philadelphia topped the list of 20 U.S. cities included in the survey, beating out New York, Los Angeles, and Boston for the No. 1 […]
As a substantial place to study, live and work, Philadelphia has earned a reputation for attracting talent to the region. But what factors into a young professionals’ decision to relocate to another city? The Chamber’s Education and Talent Action Team aims to find out.
The survey, sprung from the desire to nationally broadcast our region as a thriving talent hub, assesses what employers are doing well to retain talent within the region, and where as a community, we can all help.
The data analysis will be instrumental in determining what our next steps are. Early and mid-career professionals are invited to participate to assist […]
When Scott Mirkin, President and Executive Producer of ESM Productions, launched the Young Professionals Network with the Chamber 20 years ago, he had no idea what the program would evolve into, but he knew it was something our region needed.
“One of the first things I recommended was to get involved with the Young Professionals Network,” said Scott about Christina Wong, Vice President of ESM Productions, when she first began interning with the company 10 years ago. He urged her to get involved with the business community to grow her career both professionally and personally, and credits the Young […]
Over 200 women, along with a handful of men, gathered for a continuation of the Lean In discussion initiated by Sheryl Sandberg during her stop in Philadelphia two months ago. Among the topics covered in the broad discussion included confidence, criticism, mentorship, staying or leaving, and negotiating.
Volunteers with the Young Professionals Network brought their school cheer to McClure Elementary School on Friday, June 1 to celebrate the end of the school year. About 50 children were given a “fun day” with our volunteers as a reward for their perfect attendance and citizenship through this year.
Over 100 enthusiastic young professionals gathered at The University of the Arts’ Hamilton Hall on Monday, May 21, 2012 for YPN’s 6th annual installment of its Success in the City program. Tanya Hall, executive director at Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, moderated the panel discussion on the very timely topic of diversity in the workplace. The panelists represented a cross-section of area businesses and organizations and included Ronald Baldwin, director of supplier management and diversity at Keystone Mercy Health Plan; Varsovia Fernandez, president and CEO at Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Rakia Reynolds, president at Skai Blue Media; and James Sanders, director at Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Philadelphia.