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Executive Director, LaunchCode
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Many veterans don't know what they're looking for in private-sector jobs, let alone long-term careers, and that's one area where startups can lend them additional support.
Prospective employees might not have prior experience, but they could certainly have potential.
By 2022, more than half of all employees will need reskilling and upskilling.
We've Been Talking About the Tech Skills Gap for 10 Years. Why Hasn't the Conversation Gotten Any More Productive?
There are tens of thousands of talented people who want to enter tech -- they simply haven't been given the chance to do so.
Companies across the board should be doing more to retain these invaluable team players.
Funding from public-private partnerships is there for the taking -- but it often focuses on startup launches rather than startup sustainability.
The first five years can be brutal, but sticking to your mission -- the reason why you started -- is the way to go. Do that by avoiding these pitfalls.
If attracting diverse candidates is important to your company, you must be located in an area accessible by all parts of the population.
Build a sustainable talent pipeline by focusing your hiring on expertise -- not a laundry list of only maybe-relevant qualifications.
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