6 episodes

Companies can’t find the talent they need – and cities around the world are feeling the pressure to attract and retain a skilled workforce. Talent Wars goes inside the global battle for talent and what cities, regions, states, and countries are doing to attract and retain the workforce they need. Host Patience Fairbrother sits down with experts and community leaders on the front lines of the talent challenge to bring you data-driven insights, tips, case studies, and a few cautionary tales along the way.

Talent Wars: A Podcast By DCI Development Counsellors International

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 5 Ratings

Companies can’t find the talent they need – and cities around the world are feeling the pressure to attract and retain a skilled workforce. Talent Wars goes inside the global battle for talent and what cities, regions, states, and countries are doing to attract and retain the workforce they need. Host Patience Fairbrother sits down with experts and community leaders on the front lines of the talent challenge to bring you data-driven insights, tips, case studies, and a few cautionary tales along the way.

    What Makes a Place Livable?

    What Makes a Place Livable?

    On this episode of Talent Wars, host Patience Fairbrother is joined by Amanda Ellis, Editor in Chief at Livability, a media company dedicated to providing information about the best places to live, work and visit in the United States. Livability has been publishing its "Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S." list annually since 2014. This list is widely recognized and has become a trusted resource for individuals and families considering relocation. Join Amanda and Patience as they delve into the methodology behind the rankings, standout cities and the crucial roles of affordability and community in fostering livability. 

    • 20 min
    Do Incentives Really Attract Talent? Lessons from Tulsa Remote

    Do Incentives Really Attract Talent? Lessons from Tulsa Remote

    On this episode of Talent Wars, host Patience Fairbrother sits down with Dominique Clarke, Director for Member and Alumni Experience at Tulsa Remote, the nation’s leading remote worker incentive program. Tulsa Remote offers a $10,000 grant to remote workers to relocate to Tulsa, OK. The program has welcomed over 3,000 members and has a 90% retention rate. Patience and Dominique discuss the success of the program, long-term impacts on Tulsa’s economy and what other communities considering implementing an incentive program can learn from Tulsa. 

    • 28 min
    What Really Motivates Relocation?

    What Really Motivates Relocation?

    On this episode of Talent Wars, host Patience Fairbrother is joined by DCI’s SVP of Research Robyn Domber to discuss the research study that is this podcast’s namesake: Talent Wars. DCI recently unveiled the 8th edition of the Talent Wars report, a research study that ultimately seeks to understand what the path to purchase looks like for relocation and how communities can influence relocation decisions. Patience and Robyn discuss what really motivates relocations, changes in the data over the last eight years and what’s new in this year’s report.

    • 20 min
    How Should We Define Talent?

    How Should We Define Talent?

    On this episode of Talent Wars, host Patience Fairbrother sits down with Rebecca Gehman, a noted thought leader and consultant specializing in working with nonprofits focused on talent and economic mobility. They explore how communities can leverage the 70 million+ US workers who are skilled through alternative routes rather than a bachelor's degree.  

    • 29 min
    Which Places Are Winning the Talent Wars?

    Which Places Are Winning the Talent Wars?

    On this episode of Talent Wars, host Patience Fairbrother is joined by Josh Wright of Lightcast to talk about which places are winning the talent wars and why. The episode takes a deep dive into Lightcast’s Talent Attraction Scorecard, which analyzes U.S. job growth, education and migration to uncover talent and migration trends. Listen along to learn more about which states and regions topped their most recent list and the communities to watch for the 2024 scorecard.  

    • 27 min
    Introducing Talent Wars: A Podcast By DCI

    Introducing Talent Wars: A Podcast By DCI

    Welcome to Talent Wars, the podcast from DCI, where we go inside the global battle for talent and what cities, states, regions, and countries are doing to attract the workforce they need. Host Patience Fairbrother sits down with experts and community leaders on the front lines of the talent challenge to bring you data-driven insights, tips, case studies, and a few cautionary tales along the way. You can find us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify or on our website aboutdci.com. Tune in starting May 14.
     

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