Millions of young Americans are experiencing a “quarter-life crisis.” They understand that the economy and the nature of work have changed forever. Talent today want more bang for their buck. They want to leave a mark, make a contribution, have a purpose. In short, they’re seeking a calling more than a career. They crave meaning, autonomy, and exploration. Managing one’s vocation successfully is no different than managing a business. And that’s why the contingent workforce has the power to[...]
In our last article, we examined the disruptions that have accompanied our increasingly digital age. Every business and every worker now stands at the threshold of massive shifts that will shape the future. Our predecessors during the Industrial Revolution must have felt similar stirrings with the advent of new technologies and the beginnings of automation. Today, that revolution has turned digital. Yet that’s not the only major difference. In the 19th century, change was localized and affected isolated groups. Today, change is global. Its impact touches everything and everyone. Its momentum is gaining strength, propelling us forward at a dizzying pace. However, exponential change also holds the promise of exponential growth. For companies to remain relevant and progress, they need stellar talent, agility, and the right technology. Let’s explore a few critical trends that can help business leaders future-proof their workforce -- and their enterprises.
Struggling to find the best talent on the market? Well, the market has become a very big place, and the most skilled talent aren’t necessarily the people in your neighborhood. If you want to recruit the cream of the crop, it might be time to bring your business to them -- in a manner of speaking. Today’s top professionals prefer freedom, flexibility and mobility. To engage and retain them, we need to champion a mobile work culture.