Rather than focusing on differences that are irrelevant to the company’s mission, focus on the energy and fresh talent that every new generation brings. Channel this toward ways to keep the organization competitive and vibrant while also doing a better job of retaining new talent with meaningful work. Here are 4 strategies for leaders to get the best from their younger workers.
- Skills aren’t soft or hard — they’re durable or perishable October 29, 2020 - The heavy focus on short-term ROI and the delivery of narrow skill sets oft-evangelized in L&D circles may well be the source of the "skills shortage" industries face today. Approaching training from a durable-skills-first perspective empowers talent to make dynamic, longer-term contributions to an organization. Read More
During this very human movement — amid social demonstrations, protests for systemic change and public outcry against acts of violence and police brutality — it’s important to also think about how people are impacted in your organization. Leadership should create a safe space for meaningful conversation and posit the organization as a place where Black people and people of color can feel supported.
With unemployment soaring, many people will need to completely retool or earn new credentials to regain employment — and very short-term training has the ability to equip them with the skills, behaviors and knowledge needed. Postsecondary education has the know-how to step up to meet this immediate need and to help individuals understand how to translate new skills into longer-term prosperity.