The ability to win the war for talent is based on a variety of factors, including:
There is no question that having a mentor and/or becoming a mentor benefits everyone involved: the mentee, the mentor and the company. In this post, we will review some of the benefits on both sides, as well as some key performance indicators (KPIs) that will help you to evaluate the strength of your mentoring program.
It’s no secret the war for talent has reached new heights of competition as companies in all industries and phases of growth vie for the attention of Millennials as well as experienced professionals.
In order for companies to succeed and become market leaders, it’s critical to take a holistic approach to the challenge of recruiting and retaining great talent that not only considers the Millennial generation but looks at the needs of each generation of workers. Clearly, what attracts a 25-year old software developer to a long-term role is not the same as what attracts a 47-year old VP of Engineering to a company and career opportunity.
Work-life balance is a very popular topic of discussion and some would argue that there is no such thing. These days, working families face growing financial pressures while corporations seek to maximize the productivity of their workforce. Add to this situation the always-on phenomenon brought to us by laptops, tablets and smart phones and many professionals end up feeling stressed out, burned out and lacking a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
In a previous post, we discussed the latest studies pointing to the detrimental effects of stress that is caused by a lack of balance and provided several tips that can help you get to a better place. By taking advantage of employer benefits like family leave and seeking flexible career opportunities, it is possible to have a successful career AND have time to pursue your personal and family goals. So which jobs offer the most flexibility?
For recent college graduates or even those who have been out of school a few years, the lure of that first professional job is very strong. You’re ready to start down the career path and utilize the skills that you have paid so dearly for, both in college and via internships. You also want to be out on our own, start paying off those student loans, and maybe save up for your first home. Regardless of the motivations, that first position is critical as a stepping-stone to the rest of your career.