Executives Provide Insight on Creating a Pipeline of Talent
The final Chamber Breakfast of 2019 was held on November 21st at the Tower Club. Sponsored by Broward Technical Colleges, the event focused on ways businesses can create a pipeline of talent.
Moderated by Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Dan Lindblade, a panel comprised of Rita Case, COO of Rick Case Automotive Group, James Donnelly, Owner and Founder of Castle Group, and Heiko Dobrikow, Executive Vice President of The Las Olas Company and General Manager of the Riverside Hotel, shared insight on ways they are finding talent and creating a culture that retains employees.
The panel touched on incentives and benefits that have been rolled out at their respective companies in order to make their place of work more attractive to young job seekers. Rita Case explained the need to promote from within and pinpointing that strategy as a key factor in growing her business.
James Donnelly highlighted Castle Group’s implementing of what he called a “company constitution” on culture. Donnelly specifically stated the need to not only create the culture, but make sure your business abides by the standards set in place.
Heiko Dobrikow made sure to touch on his belief of implementing a “vertical” strategy, when it comes to the environment of developing leadership. From making job descriptions clear and making sure employees take ownership of their responsibilities, Dobrikow explained that the preparation would eventually lead to employees developing their talents and taking on “curveballs” that come with any job.
If you missed the opportunity to attend November’s Chamber Breakfast, the entire panel discussion has been uploaded for your convenience below.