The talent in Greater Philadelphia is abundant, diverse, and imaginative, yet we often hear that employers struggle to find and retain their younger workforce.

In response to this, the Chamber’s Education & Talent Action Team engaged in an 18-month data gathering process to better understand the personal, professional, and civic motivators of mid-career professionals.

On February 21, 2018 the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia released 10 Ways to Retain Young Talent, which highlights 10 employment attributes that mid-career professionals consider when leaving or remaining with an employer:

  • Access to Leaders
  • Career Pathways
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Creative Benefits
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership Development
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Location
  • Mentorship
  • Peer-to-Peer Relationships

The findings were released at The Next Generation of Talent: Building a More Competitive Greater Philadelphia featuring LinkedIn’s Talent Brand Consultant of Global Accounts, Robbie Goldberg.

Robbie Goldberg delivers his keynote presentation at The Next Generation of Talent.

10 Ways to Retain Young Talent is the result of quantitative and qualitative research, which included a survey of over 1,200 young professionals across the region followed by in-depth focus groups and interviews.

We’re encouraging C-suite, HR, and young professionals alike to read through the findings and ignite conversations around company culture and engagement between leadership and colleagues. You can also keep up with the conversation on Twitter using #TalentPHL.

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The Chamber’s Education & Talent Action Team (ETAT) is a group of 100+ Chamber members focused on creating clear pathways for the alignment between individuals and employers, while also ensuring that we are training and engaging the region’s future leaders. ETAT’s steering committee is co-chaired by Deanna Byrne, Office Managing Partner, PwC and Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, CFA, President, Citizens Bank PA/NJ/DE/NY.