Linked: Ways to end the taboo of employee departures
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Linked: Ways to end the taboo of employee departures

Sometimes, things happen. Circumstances change, what we want from our careers changes, and what the current employer can offer us changes. There’s no shame in it, and there shouldn’t be any hard, or awkward feelings about it.

I’d love to see companies get on board with that, but that’s going to require we see our people as people first, and labor inputs second. I’m not so sure some managers are capable of that.

Linked: Workers taking charge by upskilling
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Linked: Workers taking charge by upskilling

The first thing that jumped out at me is that I am very glad to see people taking learning into their own hands instead of waiting for their company to train them. I have always been a big fan of that. Your career, is your career, and you should act that way when it comes to learning new skills.

The second thing I thought was, if 77% of people are ready to learn new skills, as a company, you need to step up and offer opportunities for people to do just that. Very few people are going to be happy sitting and doing the same job for the next 20 years, and rightfully so, since we know that there’s almost no chance the jobs we do now, will still exist in the same way in as little as 5 years.

And, the last thing that jumped out at me? Nearly half are interested in running their own businesses? Are you prepared for that? For half of your employees to maybe become your competitors? It wouldn’t shock me. There’s a lot to be said for the flexibility of working for yourself. Choosing your projects, choosing your location, and your hours. Really, the one thing I keep seeing, over and over again, in interviews with experts and economists, is that health insurance is the one thing standing in the way. If we untied employment and health coverage, there might just be a massive overall in the U.S. labor market.

Shared Links (weekly) Feb. 7 2021

Shared Links (weekly) Feb. 7 2021

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Linked: How to Keep Work Stress from Taking Over Your Life
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Linked: How to Keep Work Stress from Taking Over Your Life

I think we can all see a lot of workplaces in this intro, so these resources can be very useful in helping us understand how to not let the stress of work ruin our health: “Work-related stress can get the best of us all. Emails, Slack messages, phones ringing off the hook, your co-worker dropping…