ExactSource, a leader in the delivery of talent management solutions and software to engineering firms, has announced the release of its presentation at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) national Fall Conference in October. The conference, which is the second of two major conventions ACEC sponsors each year, took place October 22-25, 2014 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii. The conference gave ACEC members an opportunity to acquire information and collaborate on issues that affect the engineering industry through educational and social forums.
Katy McDonald, ExactSource Chief Operating Officer, conducted a standing-room only session alongside co-presenter Matt Keene of Chartwell Capital Solutions. The session was entitled “Recruit, Retain & Reward – the Next Generation of Engineers” and covered the topic of millennials in the current architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry. The session gave participants information on how to understand what motivation and incentivizing strategies can motivate young engineering talent, in turn decreasing turnover, increasing workplace productivity, and how this can positively affect a firm’s bottom line.
“The engineering industry is in the midst of a very real labor crisis,” said McDonald, “Understanding what motivates young A/E/C talent and then devising a comprehensive compensation and incentive package desirable to millennials is not only crucial to a firm’s retention rate, but in many cases, it is vital to the future of the company.”
The presentation slides are now available free of charge to professionals within the A/E/C industry.