The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and LSU Alumni Association are working together to promote the Baton Rouge area to LSU graduates and alumni through the chamber’s talent program.
An agreement between the two says that the alumni association will distribute information about the program to its members and chapters and provide BRAC the opportunity to partner with the association at chapter events to promote the Capital Region and the availability of job openings in the area.
In turn, BRAC will work to identify career opportunities for out-of-region LSU graduates and provide the résumés of alumni members interested in returning to the Baton Rouge area to companies with open positions.
The goal is to increase the number of résumés that now comprise BRAC’s talent database.
“We visit with LSU alumni all over the country who say, ‘If I could find a career opportunity in the Baton Rouge area that has the same or better financial rewards of my current job, I would return in a heartbeat,’” said Cliff Vannoy, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the National LSU Alumni Association.
“The LSU Alumni Association is excited to partner with BRAC to help alumni fulfill their dream of returning to Baton Rouge,” Vannoy said.
“Access to talent is often a key factor in economic development decisions,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC.
“This partnership is a historic opportunity to increase the number of talented, seasoned professionals in the Capital Region,” Knapp said.
BRAC is currently building a diverse talent database that can be accessed when regional companies are searching for candidates for hard-to-fill positions.
Database information can be found and confidential résumés submitted at http://www.brac.org/resumes.
The talent development program is part of BRAC’s five-year strategic plan, The Creative Capital Agenda. Over the next few years, BRAC said it will be implementing a number of strategies aimed at increasing the region’s talent level with initiatives focused on college graduate retention, candidate attraction and newly relocated employee assimilation.