The great talent exodus

When the global economy began its sharp downturn two years ago, many organizations had no choice: They released employees and eliminated positions to reduce spending, in the process losing valuable resources--all so that they could simply survive. Now, as some markets begin the slow climb towards recovery, organizations are again adding new employees to fill critical positions that have been long vacant, anticipating that such additions will help them realize the new opportunities they need to thrive in the significantly altered economic environment that is now taking shape. This article discusses how project managers can position themselves to obtain the new career opportunities that offer the challenges and compensation appropriate for their abilities and competencies. In doing so, it overviews the markets currently offering--and soon to offer--the best career opportunities for project managers; it describes the human resources threat that many organizations now face. It discusses how organizations can reta
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