Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in Engineering News-Record, How to Achieve Consistency in Finding and Developing Talent

By: Jim Parsons

Plano, TX 4/23/2018

Talent may be the most coveted commodity for contractors today, but a new study says that many firms have yet to craft strategies for attracting and developing individuals who will make up the next generation of leaders. And that, experts say, increasingly threatens those contractors’ ability to compete and ultimately to survive.

Admitting the dangers of making overly broad generalizations about large groups, Jackson, Mich.-based recruitment consultant Juli Smith nevertheless says millennials do want to be managed differently from their predecessor generations. Where baby boomers were happy to have a job, for example, millennials and younger Gen X workers won’t sacrifice themselves for a company.

“Having seen what their parents went through, work-life balance is very important,” Smith says.

Read more: https://www.enr.com/articles/44334-how-to-achieve-consistency-in-finding-and-developing-talent