Published on:

21st May 2024

16 | Chris Czarnik | Unlocking Talent - The Power of Continuous Learning and Growth

In today's episode of Fingerprints on Success, Bill is joined by Chris Czarnik, a renowned speaker and consultant, and the author of 'Winning the War on Talent.' They discuss the critical importance of employee retention in today's workforce. Chris shares insights backed by data, highlighting a significant shortage of workers in the market and the increasing tendency for employees, particularly millennials and Gen Z, to leave jobs when they stop learning and growing. He emphasizes the need for companies to shift focus from just recruiting to also developing and retaining talent, especially given the current competitive job market.

Chris introduces the concept of the Subject Matter Expert Development Model, a strategy for employee growth and retention that empowers individuals to identify and solve company problems using online resources and learning platforms. He stresses that providing opportunities for growth and development is crucial for retaining employees, particularly younger generations who prioritize learning and freedom almost as much as monetary compensation. Chris encourages companies to recognize the potential in their employees and invest in their continuous development to foster loyalty and long-term commitment.

Bill and Chris discuss the profound impact of mentors and teachers in their lives, highlighting the importance of gratitude and paying it forward. Chris shares his passion for helping individuals find the right job fit and achieve personal growth, underscoring the fulfillment he finds in positively impacting thousands of lives and company destinies. The episode concludes with Chris expressing gratitude for the opportunity to share his work and beliefs, emphasizing his mission to teach organizations how to fix their talent issues permanently.


In This Episode You'll Learn:

  • Why the current workforce is facing a shortage of workers, with 8 million fewer people available for jobs in the next decade.

  • How Millennials and Gen Z employees prioritize learning and growth, often leaving jobs when they feel stagnant.

  • How the Subject Matter Expert Development Model empowers employees to solve company problems using online resources, fostering growth and retention.

  • Why companies need to focus on developing and retaining talent, not just recruiting.

  • The importance of providing opportunities for growth and development when retaining employees, especially younger generations.

  • The concept that employees are not in the job they want but in the job they could get, and the need for companies to recognize talent and invest in development.

  • And much more...


Chris' website

Winning the War for Talent Book

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About the Podcast

Fingerprints On Success
Welcome to “Fingerprints on Success,” the podcast that highlights the distinctive imprints left by influential business leaders, mentors, and thriving entrepreneurs.

Your host is none other than Bill Barrett, an award-winning corporate and business law attorney, and the CEO of Mandelbaum Barrett PC. Join us every week as we explore the captivating stories and insights of a diverse array of serial entrepreneurs, seasoned professionals, inspiring leaders, and accomplished coaches.

Together, we'll uncover the hidden secrets and strategies that have propelled our guests to success in both their professional and personal lives.

At Mandelbaum Barrett PC, Bill and his team have been providing comprehensive legal services to businesses and individuals across the country. Now, they are excited to bring that same level of knowledge and experience to these podcast discussions.

Get ready to be inspired, informed, and motivated. It's time to dive into the stories that have shaped success. Without further ado, let's get to the show!"
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About your host

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William Barrett

Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Law attorney William S. Barrett provides strategic advice to companies and organizations of all sizes from formation to dissolution and every stage in between. He has over 20 years of experience representing a wide range of businesses with a unique focus in mergers and acquisitions. He is known for the personal attention that he gives his clients and the energy he brings to every deal. Bill has a reputation as a deal maker who knows how to be creative and get things done.

Bill often serves the role as outside general corporate counsel to his clients and advises them on issues concerning contracts, employment law compliance, developing policies, executive compensation programs and agreements, as well as business succession and related tax planning. His representative clients include commercial organizations and entrepreneurs in the areas of manufacturing, industry, service, banking, finance, insurance, construction, real estate development, as well as healthcare professionals of varying disciplines and organizations. Throughout his career, Bill has successfully managed the purchase or sale of hundreds of businesses, professional practices and facilities.

In the healthcare space, Bill is well recognized as a transactional lawyer in dental and medical practice transitions, practice sales and purchases, associate buy-ins, start-ups, and the structuring of dental services organizations (DSOs) and management services organizations (MSOs).

He is the author of “Pain-Free Dental Deals: An Entrepreneurial Dentist’s Guide to Buying, Selling and Merging Practices” and “The DSO Decision: Winning Answers from Every Angle.” He has written many articles addressing the legal and business needs of licensed professionals and facilities. He regularly speaks on a wide variety of topics to professional tradeshows, associations, study groups, societies, as well as students and residents at dental schools across the country.