About Us

Talent: Your greatest asset – and biggest challenge


Talent has moved to the top of the business agenda.

The real fuel and energy behind a company’s growth and success comes from its people – the human capital – and any plans to move your business forward have to start there. Businesses and organizations that place an emphasis on human capital by making sure they have the right people at the right time in the right place will be in a position to have a sustainable competitive advantage. Talent needs to be recognized as a strategic priority and managed with as much purpose as other organizational assets.

Yet talent management is a real challenge and is considered one of the most pressing issues businesses and organizations face today.  Shortages of skilled local workers and high-potential talent, compounded by the aging workforce, pose serious risk to an organization’s success.

So, how can you find the best person for the job? And, how do you manage the talent you already have to create a strong, sustainable and high performing culture?

We Help Develop Talent






We Help Develop Talent The Ohio Talent Development Network (OTDN) assists businesses and organizations of all sizes in attracting, selecting, developing and retaining the right talent for their business.

We are a statewide workforce development system. We offer strategic talent products and services to businesses, organizations, educational institutions, government entities and individuals through a variety of nationally and internationally recognized human capital development firms. Our OTDN Schools across Ohio serve as delivery points to provide you with a single source for talent management solutions at affordable prices.

OTDN is supported by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and a resource center located at Lorain County Community College.

We Focus on Results


We understand talent planning is essential in building the right workforce necessary for your organization’s success. We help both companies – and individuals – gain the knowledge and insight to address critical talent and career needs.

For companies, OTDN combines proven tools for talent management and organizational effectiveness with customized consulting services that help organizations:

  • Reduce turnover and absenteeism
  • Reduce recruitment costs
  • Increase productivity and business results
  • Reduce repetitive training
  • Reduce litigation

For individuals, we provide services to help them work smarter, make better job and career decisions, and achieve their fullest potential.