By: Jenifer Nike
we’ll explain why people are choosing to change careers, share common skills you should look out for in your talent pool expansion, and provide suggestions for how to create a reskilling program that will work for your organization.by: Jenifer Nike
How the Talent Pool is Evolving
As a result of the pandemic and the tragic losses that came with it, people were faced with a reminder that every day is not guaranteed. This realization caused many to rethink their life choices and shift to prioritize their health, loved ones, hobbies and the things they truly enjoy. For many, this included rethinking their career path and goals—including exploring job opportunities that they’re truly passionate about so that they could make every day count
Why Every Business Needs To Prepare For The Shifting Talent Pool
As swiftly became clear during the pandemic, technology is enabling new ways of working, with many organizations adopting remote or hybrid working practices (not just during the pandemic, but for the long term). On top of this, we have increasing automation and a burgeoning gig economy.
Continuing to provide a great employee experience
Whether you’re hiring employees or contractors, remote team members, or office-based workers, you want talent to stay with the organization. (After all, thanks to the gig economy, contract and project work, and companies embracing remote working, there’s no shortage of options out there for unhappy employees looking to move on.) Bottom line, if you want people to stay with the organization, you need to provide a great employee experience. But as working practices change and the workforce itself evolves, maintaining a great employee experience will be a challenge for many employers.
To be clear, employee experience is different to employee engagement – although a good employee experience obviously leads to higher engagement. Rather, the employee experience encompasses everything that occurs in the employee lifecycle, from the recruitment process to the final day working for the company. Perhaps a more digestible way to consider the employee experience is via:
- Organizational culture. This epitomizes what it means to work for the organization. Key considerations for the future here are embracing inclusivity and cultivating a lifelong learning mindset that enables people to succeed as the nature of work changes.
- Because, if people don’t have the tools they need to do their job – wherever they’re located – motivation will fall off a cliff. Therefore, this aspect is all about enabling people to do their jobs successfully, but also providing the technology that enables employees to work how they want, which increasingly will mean remotely (if only for some of the time).
- Physical work environment. These days, this isn’t just about making sure the workplace itself is a good place to spend time; it’s also about making sure those working from home are in the right environment.