10 Reasons Why Inclusion Is a Competitive Advantage
In their new book, Move Fast and Fix Things, Frances Frei and Anne Morriss outline five strategies to help leaders tackle their hardest problems and quickly make change. Their third strategy is creating an inclusive environment that allows all employees to thrive. Although it can be hard to measure a complex outcome like inclusion, researchers are working to identify and quantify the many effects of inclusion on firm performance, and the insights they’re generating are persuasive.
Traditional job descriptions can’t keep up with the rate of change in real roles in today’s organizations. As new technologies disrupt processes and require new skills, and as companies are moving toward more and more project-based work, we are beginning to see the evolution of job descriptions away from static, holistic prescriptions that follow an employee for years to dynamic guidance that changes based on needs. What’s replacing them are approaches that are more flexible because they’re based on outcomes, skills, or teams.
Curiosity is not just a medium by which we achieve professional success, it’s also imperative to unlocking purpose and meaning at work. Curiosity about ourselves, our work, and our colleagues is the key to unlocking the significance behind our work. Adopting the mindset of curiosity with the intention of discovering purpose is made possible through four simple practices: crafting your work, making work a craft, connecting work to service, and investing in positive relationships. With these essentials in mind, we’re prompted to ask the right questions and come into each work day more intentionally, carefully, and mindfully.
Creating a Winning EVP: The Life Cycle of a Human-Centred Employer Brand
Every company, regardless of sector, has a unique and inspiring story. An Employee Value proposition helps tell that story to talent and potential candidates. An EVP is instrumental in helping organizations rally their teams and inspire people to join, stay, and give their best. A truly Human-Centred EVP is more than a strategy or words on a page – it is a strategic, comprehensive, and a deep-seated part of the organization's culture. As we dive into 2024, designing, articulating, and implementing an effective Human-Centred EVP is more important than ever for attracting and retaining top talent. This blog offers a
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The landscape of work is changing, yet people’s aspiration to build careers with moral value — that is, work that aligns with shared understandings of what’s right and good — remains constant. While doing so is difficult, it’s also worthwhile: Our careers take up an enormous amount of our time and energy, and it’s essential to feel that we’re creating careers aligned with our moral values. The authors’ research suggests that people can hold onto their moral values while building careers by staying attuned to moments of moral reckoning, questioning common purity rules, and being willing to change to whom they turn for validation.
Linking Employer Brand to bottom line business impact
In this episode, Chris speaks with Chad Sowash (co-host, Chad & Cheese podcast and lets face it, he's in the TA GOAT conversation) about Employer Brand's important role in positively impacting the bottom line.
Without commercial impact, Employer Branding fails so in Chad's words "stop getting hung up on the minor metrics". EB makes a huge business impact when done right, look out for the major metrics.
Other topics that were covered include;
> How to get the c-suite to take EB more seriously (if they aren't currently), it's not a turn-on, turn-off luxury, EB is a business-critical function that needs a 'seat at the table.'
> A well-developed EB makes hiring easier, reduces talent spend and increases retention. Major impact metrics are there to be caught!
> How bad off-boarding can impact employer brand.
> Creating priority business cases to ensure continuous budget, speak the language of the Sales function.
+ lots more
Have a listen, hope you enjoy!
Ps, apologies for Chris' poor quality audio, but do not fear, Chad's audio is perfect!