Shared Links (weekly) Nov. 20 2022

Shared Links (weekly) Nov. 20 2022

Linked – 74% Of Millennials & Gen Z Think They Can Build Better Skills At A New Job
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Linked – 74% Of Millennials & Gen Z Think They Can Build Better Skills At A New Job

These people have watched companies “reward” the loyalty of Boomer and Gen X employees with layoffs, unfunded pensions, forced retirements, etc. They aren’t going to be loyal for the sake of loyalty to a company that will cut their job at the first sniff of an economic downturn. They will go to the place that benefits them the most.

If you’re not interested in providing skills and career development, don’t expect people to work for you. It’s not worth it.

Linked – Failure to prioritize security and train staff – not shallow talent pool – likely behind cyber workforce shortage
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Linked – Failure to prioritize security and train staff – not shallow talent pool – likely behind cyber workforce shortage

Organizations that like to complain about not being able to find talent but also don’t bother to develop it are just leeches on their industry. Do you want more people skilled in cybersecurity or any other skill you’re having trouble finding? Teach it. Develop it. Grow it.

It’s not easy, but that’s how you address a lack of skilled workers. Educational and systemic changes are going to take way too long.

Quiet Quitting isn’t New, Caregivers Have Always Had To

Quiet Quitting isn’t New, Caregivers Have Always Had To

Herein lies the problem that many of our younger employees see and refuse to play along with. Why should our choices be between making a comfortable wage and living outside of work? Why do we live in a world where we have to “quit” being engaged in our work or decide against fully engaging in our families and communities? Moms have had to make this choice for years. Be a good mom and care for your children by lessening your career opportunities, or be a bad mom and focus on your career.

Why is that the choice?

I see article after article talking about the “loss” of productivity to companies when employees are not fully engaged. Still, no one ever calculates the loss in our communities from people who contribute nothing outside of their job. We don’t put a number on the damage done when fathers are uninvolved in kids’ lives or on the missed mental health benefits of being involved in hobbies, friendships, and community groups.

Quick Thought – Work Culture is So Bad that We Use the Word Quitting to Describe Setting Boundaries.

Quick Thought – Work Culture is So Bad that We Use the Word Quitting to Describe Setting Boundaries.

They are setting boundaries. They are cutting back on their commitment and engagement with work because they see that work is not the most important thing in life. They make decisions based on their mental health instead of the company’s bottom line.

No one is leaving their job in this situation. No one is not doing their work. They are simply not taking on extra work and commitments that they aren’t getting paid for.

Our society’s relationship with work is so skewed that the word we have chosen for this is “quitting”. There’s something profoundly sad about that.