By Debbie Bolla
How many words did you find in the talent-themed word search on ourÂ cover? Six? Not bad. Eight? So close!
All 10 words might be as challenging to find as your next great hire, butÂ I can guarantee this issueâs Talent ReportÂ is sure toÂ help you in your search. These stories uncover ways organizations canÂ differentiate themselves from their competitors, as well as attractionÂ and workforce management approaches HR can leverage in order to hitÂ their targets. For example:
In Culture Over Cool, CSGâs Chief Human ResourcesÂ Officer Christine Mellon shares how flexibility, continuous learning,Â and opportunities to collaborate are now trumping trendy perks likeÂ nap pods and unlimited snacks as preferred benefits of the workforce.Â In fact, a 2017 study by Kiwi Movers found that 86 percent of officeÂ workers feel that fun features add no specific value. Learn strategies toÂ implement these sought-after benefits in order to build a culture thatÂ todayâs employees seek.
Generation Z is about to hit the workforceâand in a big way. TheseÂ younger tech-savvy workers bring a fresh perspective and a strongÂ work ethic. In order to get the attention of Gen Z, organizations needÂ to connect with their desires through a compelling and authenticÂ EVP. CHRO Claudine Maccartney says American International GroupÂ Inc. (AIG)âs attraction efforts include showcasing purpose and growthÂ opportunities by incorporating âa very strong performance managementÂ culture that aligns an individualâs goals to the organizationâs largerÂ purpose.â Find out more in Here Comes Gen Z.
It was fun giving some clues on finding five of the wordsâenjoyÂ searching through our Talent Report for the others!