Key learnings from this paper are:
• The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the ways we work. The value of schedule flexibility, remote/hybrid work, technology use, social purpose, work-life balance, pay, and benefits have shifted especially with many industries facing worker shortages.
• This memo includes a deeper investigation into the industries scanned as build up to the September 2021 2nd TSMO Workforce Development Summit. An outcome of the summit was a request to better understand best practices that could be brought into the TSMO industry including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies.
• Recommendations based on successes from other industries include formal mentoring, broader use of DEI initiatives, amplifying and promoting social purpose, adopting modern workplace technology, and expanding the pool of candidates through creative methods.