Front Line: Finding, Creating, and Supporting Talent

13 Oct 2021


“You win or lose based on the talent you have and the culture you create that allows your talent to thrive.”

That’s the word shared by Steve Presley, chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA, and it’s wisdom with which most successful corporate leaders would agree. Presley says his company found the necessary talent in Virginia, where it moved headquarters operations three years ago.

Finding, creating, and supporting that level of talent is what the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program is all about. It’s a workforce incentive that’s far more than simply a training program, according to Mike Grundmann, who oversees the program as senior vice president of talent solutions for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP). Training is imperative, to be sure, but first a company must recruit the right people to benefit from the training.

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