Skip to comments.Pitch from hometowns to skilled workers: Come home
Posted on 08/24/2017 6:45:40 AM PDT by Jagermonster
Recruiters in areas with a dearth of professionals, including Maine, are successfully targeting talent that has local roots, but left for school and careers.
AUGUST 23, 2017 Alana Greer was sure shed never return to Miami.
I was very anti-moving home for a really long time, says the civil rights attorney, who graduated from Harvard Law School and worked in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., before resettling near her childhood home in Coral Gables. But I cant imagine myself anywhere else right now.
Ms. Greer is co-founder of the Community Justice Project, a nonprofit law firm that works with grassroots groups on racial justice issues. She says she can bring local knowledge to her work and build something new in a way that wouldnt be very easy elsewhere.
Miami isnt a small city by any stretch, but its footprint in industries that define more globally renowned metros media, tech, finance leaves a lot of room for growth. That growth can be helped by people like Greer, namely, top-flight young workers who leave to go to school and establish careers, then come home.
Its a trajectory that businesses in areas of the country with a dearth of young talent, from Maine to Detroit, are working to cultivate. For companies, a workforce made up of returned locals has advantages: They bring skills and experience that they may not have had access to had they stayed, but having friends and family nearby makes them more likely to stick around. Its less risky to bring somebody back than someone with no ties, says Ed McKersie, a recruiter in Maine and the founder and president of ProSearch, a staffing firm based in Portland. They certainly know what theyre getting themselves into.
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I don't buy the perspective of the writer, about economic migrations causing social injustice, but it is good that people do come "home" to work.
I did it myself, and it is rewarding.
Just what Miami needs another civil rights attorney.
Beat me to it.
LePage runs for senate and I’ll move there. House flipper opportunities?
I read "civil rights attorney", but my ear hears "Worthless piece of sh\t deserving of the rope", but maybe that's just me.
The Tech Council in Pittsburgh held a seminar a few years ago on recruiting such people back to Pittsburgh.
Lots of speakers. Recruiters and HR experts on the nuts-and-bolts of doing so. And some expats who had returned to tell their stories.
Then at the very end of the 90 minute presentation they threw in this little tidbit.
“Oh yeah, and one other thing...in order to be successful we found that you DO have to match the current salary they are making in San Jose or Boston.”
You could see the blood drain out of the faces of the attendees. I thought paramedics were going to have to rush in and start doing CPR on them. It was hilarious!!
Are taxes high? Is crime rampant? Local government corrupt? Public schools a nightmare? If so, taxpayers are supposed to forget all that?!
Good luck with that.
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