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Talent Development Resources

The Greater Des Moines Partnership goes above and beyond to help organizations with talent development, attraction and retention in order to keep Greater Des Moines (DSM) home for high-quality, high-performing employees. The Partnership connects businesses to a variety of networking, community involvement and professional development opportunities that help shape the area's workforce. 

For more information, contact Jenae Sikkink, Senior Vice President of Talent Development, at (515) 286-4927.

Finding Talent

The Partnership's Career Center is a resource for companies to post their job openings for candidates to search and apply for career opportunities.

Looking for talent to fill your company's job openings? Create an employer account on the Career Center. 

DSM Fellowship Program

The DSM Fellowship Program is a pilot program that will create a preeminent professional development initiative to attract, develop and retain a diverse community of top-tier graduates in DSM.

For more information about how companies will enhance their workforce diversity and Fellows will grow their life and careers through this program, visit the DSM Fellowship Program page.

Relocation Information

Sell your top candidate on DSM with a free relocation packet with information on everything from area neighborhoods, schools and churches to shopping, parks and local attractions.

Also reference the Business Record's Newcomer's Guide for more information.

Palmer Group 2021 Salary Guide

Palmer Group has shared its knowledge and expertise in this marketplace in its 2021 Salary Guide. For both employers and potential employees, compensation is a critical component in determining if a position will be accepted or declined. Palmer Group is DSM’s leading employment agency and a trusted resource for information about salaries in the region. Its Salary Guide is the product of collaboration with The Partnership, and is its most comprehensive summary to date for the job market in Iowa.

Download the most recent Salary Guide.

Internships 101

Looking to start an internship program within your organization? Use The Partnership's Internships 101 Guide to get you started and help you all the way through the evaluation process.

DSM Intern Connection

Get your interns engaged in the local community! Open to all interns and college students working in DSM, DSM Intern Connection offers future young professionals the opportunity to experience the culture that makes DSM unique. This summer series features presentations from community leaders who speak about the ins and outs of business success. 


In major corporations and small businesses alike, The Partnership's businesses make inclusion one of the primary measures of their success. Learn more about The Partnership's inclusion resources and how businesses foster inclusivity.

Additionally, explore how DSM creates a welcoming community for foreign-born talent.

Welcome to DSM Receptions

The Partnership holds Welcome to DSM receptions to help introduce your new recruits to the community, so DSM can start to feel like home. Visit the calendar page to look for upcoming receptions!

Future World of Work

The Partnership hosts the annual Future World of Work Summit each fall. The summit gives attendees the opportunity to listen to experts highlight ways employers can adapt and thrive in the work and learning ecosystems of tomorrow.  

Home Base Iowa

This program is dedicated to connecting businesses across the region with qualified veterans looking for career opportunities. By working together, Home Base Iowa believes it can help create a stronger, happier professional community.

Additionally, learn more bout how DSM offers a welcoming community to veterans.

Future Ready DSM

Future Ready DSM is a cradle-through-career education and training initiative focused on having key business and education leaders help coordinate the various talent development efforts already taking place in the region and driving additional progress. Future Ready DSM was developed from the Capital Crossroads regional vision plan and is powered by The Partnership.