Qingyuan shared talents provide timely help to local SMEs

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Aug 10, 2020 L M S

Qingyuan county in Lishui, East China's Zhejiang province, is located in a remote mountainous area, which makes it hard to attract and retain talented personnel. As well, due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, many local enterprises are facing labor shortages.

In May, in line with enterprises' needs and market orientation, Qingyuan selected 20 local personnel talented in mechanical maintenance, product design, network marketing and other fields, and established a reserve of "shared talents" to solve various problems for enterprises.

The idea of shared talents was warmly welcomed by local small and medium-sized enterprises.

"Our company is small and we can't afford to hire or retain top talent. It's expensive and time consuming to go out and find experts if you have a problem," said Liu Zhiyong, director of an auto parts enterprise in Qingyuan. "Thanks to the talent-sharing platform, it's easy to call for help, and it's efficient and cost-effective."

At present, Qingyuan's shared talents have provided technical guidance to 120 enterprises. The county is planning to expand the reserve, improve the selection criteria and set up an incentive mechanism.