The job market is always in flux, and circumstances can change dramatically (and quickly). In this issue’s feature article, “Career Paths Are Out—and Career Portfolios Are In,” Charles Coy takes in the big-picture view of the job market and the talent pool. In a conversation with futurist April Rinne, he explores how the growing presence of “portfolioists” in the workplace is reshaping hiring practices and work communities.
Also in this issue:
- To Improve Customer Experience, First Improve Employee Experience
- Best Practices For Employee Experience Programs
- How Employee Wellness Programs Boost Productivity
- And more…
As companies struggle to anticipate the opportunities (and challenges) they’ll be facing, one common theme has emerged: today’s employees want more than good salaries. Peter Bellotti (“Best Practices for Employee Experience Programs”) explains that they want their jobs to have meaning—and companies need to provide that if they want to engage (and keep) their workers. Tori Fica (“How to Help Employees Feel Valued at Work”) underscores the positive impact of rewarding people through compensation and recognition, pointing out that “employees perform better when they see that what they’re doing day in and day out matters.”
In “The Importance of Building Trust within a Company,” Insight Worldwide highlights trust as a major driver of employee engagement: “When employees are confident that they have management’s trust, usually those employees will not only meet expectations but actually exceed them. In an environment of trust—where they are both trusted and trustworthy—employees are more engaged and more productive.“
How is your organization faring in today’s tough employment market? Remember, the business world keeps evolving, so it’s always wise to prepare for whatever may lie ahead. If you’re looking for new strategies for finding and keeping great employees, we can help!
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