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Talent Attractiveness, A Competitive Edge For European SMEs

Project description

Best practices to attract, retain and grow talent for European SMEs

The search for and acquisition of talent constitute one of European SMEs’ priorities and challenges. Peer learning is the best way to improve existing dynamics and stimulate new ones to support SME communities. The EU-funded TALENT project will identify best practices in talent attraction, retention and growth for local SMEs and strive to design an operational path to reach the objective in a measurable and replicable way. The project relies on three European development and innovation institutions from Lyon, Berlin and Rotterdam. TALENT will divide the peer learning process into three steps: identify existing practices, needs and challenges in the three areas; improve and create methodologies to support SMEs; complete the Design Option Paper for replication across EU regions.

Objective

TALENT project is aiming at sharing experience and knowledge, but also challenges and issues to design best practices about Talent Attractiveness for the benefits of local SMEs, in a measurable and replicable manner. Because talent is one of the key resources for the SMEs, and for private companies in general, TALENT consortium of three European economic development and innovation agencies working respectively in Lyon (France), Berlin (Germany) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands) decides to assess what innovative measures shall be undertaken to support SMEs in their talent attractiveness effort.

Gaining, keeping, and retaining talent is currently one of the highest priorities of business and more generally economies and their stakeholders. Hence, and because each territory is unique in its drivers and assets, peer-learning is the most valuable way to improve existing and create new dynamics for methodologies geared towards European SME communities. To reach the goals, the consortium will work in a dual collaborative mode: working as a group, and involving each relevant local stakeholders to contribute to the initiative, first of which the SMEs and their community leaders.

The peer-learning process will be divided in three steps: (a) get an actual picture of the existing practices, needs and challenges in the three cities, Lyon, Berlin and Rotterdam, (b) improve and design methodologies to support SMEs’ challenges to attract talent, (c) finalize the Design Option Paper with generic approach for replication among other European regions. During the workshops organized in each step, definition, identification, targeting and attracting Talent will be on the agenda priority.

The consortium is looking to identify best practices, applicable for any territory interested to investigate of the talent attraction dynamics, from the learning experience of each of the three territories.

Call for proposal

H2020-INNOSUP-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-INNOSUP-2018-2019-05

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE DE LA REGION LYONNAISE ADERLY
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
20 RUE DE LA BOURSE
69289 Lyon
France

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Other
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Total cost
€ 50 000,00

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