Fulfilling Careers Instead Of Filling Jobs

How Successful Companies Are Winning The Competition For Talent In The Human Age

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Fulfilling Careers Instead Of Filling Jobs

Companies today are hungry for talent. But what is talent hungry for? Increasingly, individuals with in-demand skills are rejecting traditional corporate pathways in favor of managing their own careers on their own terms. Although still drawn to good employer brands, top talent is not looking to a company to provide a “job for life” but rather a “career for me.” That is, how do my interests align with the organization’s goals and how can we work together to meet those shared objectives while deepening and broadening my skills and capabilities? 

Bottom line: In today’s Human Age, the organization succeeds by helping the individual succeed. 

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  • Identify workforce trends affecting talent management today. 
  • Recognize critical differences between the “old” and “new” approach to career management. 
  • Discover practical ways to embed career development into the workplace culture.

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Not your mother's or your father's career

Instead of a “career for life,” they want a “career for me.” In today’s talent-driven market, optimizing human potential is the most critical determinant of future business success and growth. It’s critical for organizations to recognize this new reality and make the shift – strategically and operationally – from being job providers to being career enablers.

To attract and retain the talent they need to succeed, successful companies are:

  • Abandoning the hierarchical and often paternalistic people management structures of the past
  • Redefining their relationship with employees as a mutually beneficial alliance
  • Building workplace cultures that encourage personal and professional growth

Careers Matter:  How Lack of Career Development May Be Hurting Your Company 

Author: Bram Lowsky, Executive Vice President, Americas, Right Management 

Excerpt from this post: 

Employee engagement in U.S. companies continues to stagnate, coming in at 31.9% in June. That means roughly 70% of the employees in any given organization would rather be somewhere else doing something else. 

This finding has staggering implications. Research shows a powerful link between employee engagementand critical business success factors, including productivity, profitability, customer loyalty, brand strength, and employee retention. Engaged employees are the engine driving your innovation and growth, and when they’re outnumbered three to one, that’s a problem.”

 Click here to read the full post on our blog.

Right Management is the global career and talent development expert within ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN).  We help organizations become more agile, attractive and innovative by creating a culture of career management and learning that nurtures future talent, motivates and engages people, and provides individuals with opportunities to increase their value throughout their careers.  We improve time to value through our expertise in organizational effectiveness, career management and individual development.  Our approach is centered on the fact that organizations thrive when individuals are successful in their careers.  We’ve spent the last 35 years identifying workforce challenges and developing innovative solutions, enabling our globally informed methods to be time-tested across more than 50 countries.