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Future of work: But where can you find the employees you need?

The future of work is here and you (like your competitors) need employees who are

  • Cognitively flexible and ready to learn

  • Well-networked – inside your company, your industry and beyond

  • Comfortable with new ways of working

  • Able to harness digital technologies to collaborate and innovate

  • Resilient and productive

  • Purpose driven, intrinsically motivated and loving what they do

But where can you find such people? And how can you attract and retain them?

Here’s the secret - take a good look inside your organisation. There they are!

Don’t believe me? That could be because in most companies today it is almost impossible to prove your loyalty, commitment to the company and demonstrate what it takes to be a “high performer” whilst really managing your own career and maintaining your personal EmployAgility. The way our people management processes and structures are designed is still heavily influenced by outdated social norms and expectations we’ve grown up with. Employees have learnt over decades what is expected and how to succeed in the set-up. The set-up is changing faster than these norms – that’s all.

Dear team leaders, business unit leaders, HR professionals and CEO’s everywhere – YOU have the unique power and responsibility to change this. If you create the right conditions and culture that really allow your existing employees to manage their own careers and employability you will see that your employees of all ages and backgrounds, skills, strengths and ambition levels have the capacity to meet what is required for the future of work. Instead of battling it out in “the war for talent” make a conscious decision to enable your existing employees to increase their personal EmployAgility. You’ll reap the benefits from employees who have already chosen you as their employer of choice and have valuable company know-how and experience.

Base your actions on data. The EmployAgility Framework has been designed with forward-thinking leaders in mind. You provide each and every employee with immediate personal value in the form of reflection, personal insights and recommendations from the online assessment at www.EmployAgility.ch and get the data* you need to make focused changes to support them:

• Understand the current EmployAgility of your employees and in which areas they have room for improvement

• Find out what’s preventing your employees from taking control of their employability and empower them to become the workforce of the future you need

• Focus your investment and efforts on the right things to make a difference

• Create a culture which builds confidence and sense of self-efficacy in those areas

• Redefine what it means to be a „high-potential“ at your company to include a willingness and ability to try new things and learn from them

*All the data are anonymized and aggregated to guarantee the confidentiality of individual employees and enable them to reflect and answer the questions honestly.

The EmployAgility Leadership Report

The EmployAgility Leadership report provides clear, data-based insights into the current levels of employAgility in your teams and pragmatic advice about what you can do to create the right environment. It’s part of the EmployAgility Framework: a pragmatic step-by-step approach to setting the scene, inviting your employees to reflect, understanding the data and taking appropriate action.

Contact us find out what you can do to enable your employees to build their EmployAgility and prepare themselves and your company for the future of work: Philippa.dengler@conscha.ch

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