San Gabriel Valley (SVG)

Technology CEO Group

1st Friday of the month from | 8:15 am – 12:15 pm | Monrovia, CA

Upcoming Meeting

 FRIDAY, November 5

Opening Discussion Topic:

Employee Attrition & Attraction:
What’s Working For You?

A record number of employees today have been quitting or thinking about doing so. Organizations that take the time to learn why-and act thoughtfully-will have an edge in attracting and retaining talent.” McKinsey

“The Great Resignation is real and it’s happening.” – 15 million employees left their jobs between April & September. The Wall Street Journal

Besides “better” offers (over 2x salary increase per one ABL Member), an August WSJ survey, when asked to indicate whether they are feeling anxious about returning to the workplace, 82% indicated they are – and that doesn’t include those who are anxious for health reasons). Additionally, “many employees have gotten used to greater autonomy while working remotely and fear they’ll lose it when they return to the office.”

In this environment, how are some employers managing to attract the employees they need?

One of our members has been building her organization and continues to win recognition for having a great place to work. Among other things, she recommended we review Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts, by Brene Brown (which has been on the WSJ Business Bestseller List every week since its publication in 2018).

Bestselling author Adam Grant, author of Think Again (which we collectively discussed in April), wrote in the WSJ, “The debate about whether work should be in-person, remote-first or hybrid is too narrow. Yes, people want the freedom to decide where they work. But they also want the freedom to decide who they work with, what they work on and when they work. Real flexibility is having autonomy to choose your people, your purpose, and your priorities.”

McKinsey offered (on 9/30) “nine elements to get right … In an era of workplace upheaval, companies that create tailored, authentic experiences strengthen employee purpose, ignite energy, and elevate organization-wide performance.”

To kick-off our Round Table, we’ll have a brief presentation that goes deeper into the above. Then we’ll address the major 2-3 approaches you’re taking to deal with employee attrition & attraction in your organization.

As always, we’ll look to hear and discuss, “What’s Keeping You Up Nights?,” and we’ll also serve as Strategic Advisory Board Members to Frank Yeager, as he makes his Featured Member Presentation.

Frank Yeager is President, CEO and CFO of Eckert & Ziegler Isotope Products Inc. (EZIP), a leading supplier of radioactive sources, providing a broad range of isotopes, in-house R&D and engineering, and local manufacturing and supply chain control for on-time delivery and superior quality. With certifications that from ANSI, ISO, TUV, FDA, DKD, as well as a CE mark, EZIP maintains a sales and support presence in 60 countries and five production sites and three sales offices in the U.S. and Europe, serving a broad range of markets, including Medical Imaging, Industrial Applications, and Calibration Standards. EZIP employs approximately 700 people at manufacturing sites and sales offices in CA, GA (U.S.), Germany, France, UK and the Czech Republic with sales in excess of $80 million.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Nov 5   Dec 3

Our San Gabriel Valley Technology Round Table meets on the 1st  Friday of the month (with the exception of some holidays, like Jan. 1st ) – via Zoom and sometimes with an In-Person option.

Past Discussion Topics Include

  • Effective Remote Team Members - What Works?
  • Hiring & Retaining Key Talent - What Works?
  • Gaining Competitive Advantage With Analytics, How?
  • Key Issues Shaping Your 2020 Strategy
  • Developing Your Key Marketing Person: Why? How?
  • Ensuring Effective Cypersecurity - What's Working?
  • Where Would I Invest An Extra $10M? Why There?
  • Capturing Value with Your Digital Strategy
  • Re-Thinking Your Digital Strategy
  • Key Issues Shaping Your 2019 Strategy
  • Customer Experience Management: Why? & How?
  • Agile Teams - When, Where & Why?
  • Blockchain - Applications Emerging – for Whom, What, Why & When
  • The People Side – A Key To Change Management
  • Becoming A Learning Organization:  Why - What - How?
  • Making Culture A Key Competitive Asset – How?
Networking & Commnication