Businesses and organizations need the right kind of talent to thrive and survive in a global economy. The war for talent is ongoing, and one of the key differentiators between you and your competition is who you have working for you. This is why every leader should have talent attraction, development and engagement at the top of their “to do” list. You attract the best available talent by having a clear and compelling vision/mission that energizes people and offers them continual growth and development opportunities. People stay with companies that allow them to evolve as professionals over time and stretch to take on new and different challenges. Development is not an event but a continual process that requires the investment of time and resources. Managers, and selected mentors or coaches can facilitate this process but the focus of development needs to be relevant to the success of the individual and the organization. Engaged employees stay and bring their best effort to the workplace every day. They want to work for companies that allow them autonomy to manage their schedules/benefits to suit their needs while providing challenging work and a clear purpose that supersedes the traditional profit motive. So what are you going to do to attract, develop or engage the best and brightest talent for your company?