Welcome to the 2010 fiscal year and my inaugural “Celia’s Talent Corner” column.
We can all agree that ’09 was challenging with the economic downturn, but it has also brought forward many key opportunities to leverage for the new year. One of those opportunities is hiring and retaining top talent.
The initial results of our Global HR Talent Survey revealed good news: partners anticipate 11-20% growth in 2010 and 75% are expecting to hire. We also learned that soft skills have become equally as important as technical skills. And this demands a new breed of talent.
A new breed of talent demands a new tool for recruiting…
This new tool is Twitter. We’ve created a Twitter account specifically geared toward tweeting Cisco Partner jobs in the US, CiscoPartnerJobsUS. We’ll be tweeting out partner jobs posted from our portal every day to attract top talent for you. Don’t miss any of our upcoming “talent tweets” by following us on Twitter.
And check back on this blog to read my talent column each month as I provide insights, tips, tricks, and information about hiring, developing, and retaining top talent.
Please drop us a line (via the comments below, Twitter, or email) with your talent question and I may answer it in an upcoming column. Feedback and comments are welcome, too.