Talent Wars Podcast: Do Incentives Really Attract Talent? Lessons from Tulsa Remote

June 25, 2024
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On this episode of Talent Wars, host Patience Fairbrother sits down with Dominique Clarke, Director for Member and Alumni Experience at Tulsa Remote, the nation’s leading remote worker incentive program.

Tulsa Remote offers a $10,000 grant to remote workers to relocate to Tulsa, OK. The program has welcomed over 3,000 members and has a 90% retention rate. Participants not only contribute to the local economy but also get involved in the community, start businesses, and pursue professional development opportunities. Patience and Dominique discuss the success of the program, long-term impacts on Tulsa’s economy and what other communities considering implementing an incentive program can learn from Tulsa. Tune in for insights on: 

  • Three things to keep in mind if your community is considering implementing a talent incentive program. 
  • How Tulsa Remote has successfully welcomed more than 3,000 remote workers to Tulsa since 2018, achieving a retention rate of 90%. 
  • The long-term impacts of Tulsa Remote on the Tulsa economy and community, which include increased diversity, beautification of the city and growth of local industries. 
  • Perspectives on whether incentive programs work for long-term talent attraction and retention. 




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Written by

Patience Fairbrother

Vice President, Talent Attraction