Retention

Would you want to work at your startup?

You’ve built a fantastic product. But what about the workplace that goes with it? Big players like Uber, GitHub and SheThinx somehow missed that second part (although they did muddle through their nightmares of workplace harassment). Other startups, however, haven’t always been so lucky, even if they didn’t take it to the extreme of these companies. No entrepreneur wants to have the company where employees say, “Ugh, do I have to go to work again today?” Whenever a business owner asks me a question about hiring, I ask them this: “if the tables were turned, would you want to work [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:30:09+00:00August 22nd, 2018|

Salt Lake City Lands a Top-25 Spot on CBRE’s Annual “Scoring Tech Talent” Report

Original article by Utah Business Magazine can be found here. Salt Lake City–Salt Lake City ranked #22 on CBRE’s sixth-annual “Scoring Tech Talent” report, a comprehensive analysis which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent. Salt Lake City stands out as having the seventh largest concentration of millennials among the 50 markets in the report – 21 percent compared to the U.S. average of 13.9 percent. This is one of the area’s greatest strengths; as the largest demographic cohort, millennials’ robust entry into—and maturity within—the labor pool contributes greatly to the [...]

By |2018-11-14T01:48:12+00:00August 3rd, 2018|

Trump’s Tech Tariffs Are Awesome, for Southeast Asia

Original article published by Bloomberg Opinion can be seen here.   Written by Tim Culpan, Bloomberg columnist covering technology Donald Trump may well be the best thing that’s happened to Southeast Asia’s humble electronics industry in quite a while. Relatively small, and frankly not as sexy as their North Asia cousins, makers of components and devices with factories dotted around the region may get some time in the spotlight thanks to the U.S. administration’s decision last month to levy an additional 25 percent import tax on 818 separate items from China. Assembly of name-brand gadgets like Apple Inc.’s iPhones tends [...]

By |2018-11-14T01:55:23+00:00August 3rd, 2018|

I have a calculator but I’m not an accountant: the case for outsourcing

By Stephanie Lyon, Business Development Consultant, Stratus.hr I have a calculator and pencils on my desk, a spreadsheet on my computer, a short stack of ledger paper in a drawer somewhere, and a working knowledge of how to pay for things. I’d be a great accountant, right? Wrong. I’m missing one thing -- skills. Make that two things -- I’m also missing the desire to be an accountant. Truthfully, there’s no one who would disagree with me. Yes, I can balance my checkbook, but If I were working as an accountant, I’d be slow, make mistakes, hate my job and [...]

By |2018-07-06T11:45:04+00:00July 6th, 2018|

President & CEO John Knotwell’s Annual Members Meeting Remarks

2017 was a year of transition for UTC, yet we still gathered the community together for more than 50 professional development and networking events, put on an enviable and record breaking Hall of Fame Event where we were pleased to hear from global tech giant Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella. Our public policy team achieved 12 out of 12 objectives at this year’s legislative general session - with initiatives targeted at strengthening our workforce, expanding the talent ready grant program, and paving the way for strategic funding for SheTech, Silicon Slopes Tech Summit, and First Robotics. Throughout the last 7 months, [...]

By |2018-04-26T11:10:05+00:00April 26th, 2018|

From Utah’s Classrooms to Utah’s Workforce: Talent Development and Retention

      We all know how important a talented workforce is to the health of Utah’s businesses and overall economy. With the growth of Silicon Slopes, Utah industries are going to require more and more highly-skilled and highly educated workers in the coming years. Fortunately for us, Utah has a strong and vibrant system of higher education and technical colleges. Unfortunately, however, Utah is a net exporter of trained and educated talent. A recent analysis of census data shows that migrants coming to Utah from other states are less educated than Utahns leaving the state. Senate Bill 104, Talent [...]

By |2018-02-16T11:53:45+00:00February 16th, 2018|