Talent Development Trends in the State of Iowa

Todd McDonald-HeadshotBy: Todd McDonald

The workforce in the state of Iowa is continually changing.  The speed of business, different generations and culture issues all drive the need for a different approach to leading and developing the talent in our organizations, approaches that lead to greater productivity and retention.  This session will share results from the recent ATW/Iowa SHRM 2018-2019 Talent Development survey that was completed in August 2018.

Presentation Objectives:
During this session participant will review the ATW-SHRM Iowa Talent Development survey.  Areas covered will include:

  • Estimated annual direct training expenditures by companies
  • Average training hours per employee
  • Training priorities
  • Top training topics
  • Delivery methods
  • Best practices for talent development

About the Speaker:
Todd McDonald is the President of ATW Training Solutions and New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Des Moines. He has over 30 years of experience in human resources and training. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Ken Blanchard Companies, is a Board Member of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Waukee Betterment Foundation and the Entrepreneurs Association of Iowa. He has written two books, I Wish You Would Just… a book for employees and managers and Finding 100 Extra Minutes a Day which focuses on productivity in the workplace.

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