Business Sustainability is Enhancing Resource Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jun 23, 2011 12:15 PM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

When the terms ‘resources’ and ‘sustainability’ are used in the same sentence, the conversation has traditionally been focused on environmental impacts.  While environmental issues certainly present a considerable business sustainability risk and warrant every attention, the recovering economy may be placing another business asset at risk.   A recent Work Watch survey conducted by the second largest staffing organization in the world, Randstad, evaluated the current US job market and workers’ interest in learning new skills required for future on-the-job challenges and responsibilities.  The data suggests that U.S. workers feel less than challenged in their current roles, raising a serious business sustainability question: How will an improving job market affect employee turnover and retention?   “The results suggest that once jobs start opening up, young, motivated workers will begin seeking more advanced, challenging positions where they can grow.  In order to retain these go-getters, employers now more than ever should be investing in the skills development and training that their employees value most.” - Jim Link, Randstad   To compete and differentiate in today’s multi-skilled economy, a company must have the right mix of business resources.  Acquiring these necessary competencies can come at a considerable cost, especially in an escalating job market.  This leads to the decision: talent acquisition or talent development?  Click here to continue reading.    

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".