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[...]
Last summer, Michael Litt, co-founder of Vidyard, revealed that he concentrates more of his company’s hiring strategies on people with a liberal arts education. This may sound counterintuitive in an era where organizations scramble to snag software engineers, big data scientists, AI programmers, and anyone with STEM skills. Yet, with the rush of exciting developments, it’s easy to forget power of our own minds. No breakthroughs occur without the imaginative thinkers who first envision the possibilities. And a small college in California, which produces some of the nation’s brightest STEM students, offers a powerful reminder that creativity is inseparable from science.
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.