Every year Deloitte publish their Human Capital Trends Report. The top trend this year in the UK talks about how we develop our people.
Gone are the days of mapping out a career path with the same company. Seeing the stepping stones towards your next job is not as easy. Organisations are flatter and clear structured paths not so visible. Nor are they wanted by our newer generations of workers.
Today Millennials (now nearly 50% of the working population) are seeking new experiences and to try new things. People want to be celebrated and rewarded for their contribution. They are looking for opportunities to broaden their perspective and to reinvent themselves.
Portfolio careers are growing in popularity and the digital interfaces allow us to work when, where and with whom we chose. Organisations need to think more about how they work and challenge the traditional thinking.
Part time working has been seen as a ‘lack of commitment’. Now it is the future.
Flexibility and team working are key, bringing people together to work on projects and allowing people to grow and thrive with the right sort of development for them as individuals. Development must include many delivery forms from the workshop to digital interface and allow people to chose what is right for them now and in the future.
Not an easy thing to manage where you have different generations of workers to consider. We all need to move towards a culture of continuous learning and valuing experience especially among business leadership.
The 21st century career is becoming more fluid, with individuals taking ownership of their own development. What can you do to attract the best talent and construct careers around individual needs?