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Exploiting Your Middle Market Competitive Advantage in the War for Talent

According to the National Center for the Middle Market, middle market companies are faced with both cyclical and structural challenges in the war for talent. As a result, middle market companies must overcome significant hurdles to recruit and retain the talent they need to achieve their growth objectives. Middle market companies have a unique opportunity to address the skills shortage more effectively and bring the right people into their folds.

The relatively flat nature of most CFO Alliance member organizations offer a distinct strength to which larger corporations do not have access. Larger corporations do not have the ability to be as nimble nor as authentic as middle market companies, thus creating a keen opportunity for the latter to connect with top candidates and strengthen company teams. 

With support from The CFO Alliance and its Partners, finance leaders from around the world have gathered together to form The CFO Alliance Special Task Forces (STF). The CFO Alliance Operating team selected up to twenty (20) finance executives to serve on each STF, based upon their interest, experience and knowledge of the subject matter and their expertise. STF members represent a diverse set of industries, enterprise structures, sizes, and markets throughout North America. This collective serves as a catalyst for best practice sharing and to empower growth and performance, through the development of a comprehensive proprietary report 'by CFOs, for CFOs.' 

This STF ReportBuilding Bench Strength: Findings and Forecast from the Special Task Force on Talent and Workforce Development, will explore and offer best practices that finance leaders can consider to set them and their enterprise’s apart in three (3) key areas: (1) Talent Acquisition; (2) Employee Retention and Performance; and (3) Leadership Development.

Special Task Force Reports are Members-only content, join The CFO Alliance today! Contact Steve Lezynski at or (215) 433-1800 with any questions and for CFO Alliance Membership information.

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