Shared Links (weekly) June 19, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) June 19, 2022

Linked: Employee Retention Strategies to Future-Proof Your Org
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Linked: Employee Retention Strategies to Future-Proof Your Org

So often, I see people sitting and doing the same job, the same way, year after year. Some people are OK with that, and it becomes difficult to help them grow because they are resistant to change. Most people, however, do not want that to be their career, and so they leave to find a place that allows them to grow. If you aren’t the place that supports their growth, you are at risk of losing them to a place that will. It’s really that simple. 

Linked: Upskilling employees? Odds are you’re underinvesting
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Linked: Upskilling employees? Odds are you’re underinvesting

Whether you purchase an LMS or make some other kind of training resource available to your employees, the fact of the matter is that it is expensive to ignore this issue. Your people likely have skill gaps that hinder their work. They want to fill in those gaps through education and grow with your organization, and if you don’t provide that someone else will.

Shared Links (weekly) June 5, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) June 5, 2022

Linked: The death of ‘mandatory fun’ in the office

Linked: The death of ‘mandatory fun’ in the office

This has always been the key, but I suspect too many employees lacked the power to say it. Some of my best friends are people I met at work. I met my wife at work. Clearly, I am not against interacting with coworkers. I am, however, against anything that forces me to interact in a certain way with a group of people I didn’t choose to interact with.

That is just time spent doing a thing that isn’t important to me after we have spent the last couple of years learning how important it is to dedicate time to the important things.

Figure out what is important to your people and they will participate. Waste their time with frivolous nonsense, and they won’t. It’s really that simple.

Linked: L&D’s Role in Attracting Top Talent
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Linked: L&D’s Role in Attracting Top Talent

The folks from this survey understand two things.

1. The skills they have today won’t be enough to be successful tomorrow. Technology is changing the work we do at an ever-increasing clip. If they are in a job that isn’t keeping pace, or giving them the opportunity to keep pace, it’s going to end badly for them.

2. If an organization isn’t recognizing the need for their talent to continuously learn it is not only offering a job without the kind of future they are seeking, but it’s probably not offering itself the kind of future it needs. People see this. Your top people know it’s true. They see a sinking ship long before you do. A ship that keeps doing what it’s always done without growing and adapting to change is sinking. Maybe not today, or the next year, but eventually, they know.