Talent is the currency of tech.
Great talent moves companies forward. A lack of talent holds companies back from their full potential. That’s why it is important for your company to have access to the best tech talent available, and it is part of our job to make sure that talent will find its way to you now, and in the future.
The tech talent pipeline is a continuum ranging from kindergarten to college graduation. To better understand how to approach it, we have divided our strategy into three key categories:
Growth: That’s education initiatives, primarily. In order to optimize tomorrow’s employees, we start with today’s students. Several education partners contribute to this effort. We even host a portal, Speakstem.org, for tech employees to speak in front of classrooms and inspire the next generation to join the tech workforce.
Retention: Once tech talent lands in KC, how do we keep them here? The KC Tech Council makes community a priority by hosting events that cater to our audience of tech professionals. Our community partners help us to stay on top of what is going on in KC that will help keep talent in the middle of the map.
Recruitment: We know KC is great, now we need to spread the word. In addition to teaming up with members and partners to achieve this, we host chutekc.com. Chute is the digital front doorstep of KC’s tech industry.