Skills Growth is the Answer to The Talent Challenge

In 2023, businesses need to offer employees fulfilling work and provide them with opportunities to learn and grow within the workplace. This year, employers are going to have to address the missing pieces in these skillsets:

  • Technology
  • Human skills

Companies Must Intentionally Cultivate Employee Retention and Satisfaction

Employee satisfaction and retention are now more important than ever before. Try to pinpoint some factors that will help encourage your employees to remain at your company and work on programs focused on those factors to keep retention high. It is important to provide flexibility to your employees in today’s world. Meeting your employees’ needs and prioritizing them will help ensure that your business can keep hold of its talent.

Middle Management’s Role Will Evolve

In the past, a middle manager’s role has been to oversee employees and produce feedback on their performance. In 2023, managers need to be open to coaching and mentoring employees. In addition, it is essential for business leaders to acknowledge that the needs for this position are changing and to do everything they can to support these managers for them to succeed.

Diversity and Inclusion Will Continue to be Important

Research has proven the positive impact diversity and inclusion have on the workplace. One of the main benefits is that diverse teams tend to be more creative, innovative, and able to spot potential risks than teams that are made up of the same kind of people. If you want your business to stay competitive, keep your teams diverse.

We Must Move Beyond Remove vs. In-Office Debate

In this day and age, it does not matter if employees are remote, hybrid, or in the office. Businesses have generally realized that focusing on where their employees work is one of the least important things to worry about. As long as employees can access their work, their presence in the office should not matter. Connecting with the people who would be the best fit as employees for your business should be the focus of all businesses.

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.


He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.


An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.


One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.