18 Oct Quits rate up – Teach Adults
I’m sure you’ve read that 4.27 million people, or 2.9% of the workforce, quit their job in August 2021. This is the highest number on record going back to 2000, and it’s exacerbating the problem employers are having hiring. Remember that hiring and retaining top talent are two sides of the same issue. You need the right people who are well-suited to the role, but far more importantly you needs managers who truly know how to motivate and communicate with each person. They need to build rapport from day 1 in how they onboard and train new people, and then how they inspire people to their highest potential every day thereafter.
Know How to Teach Adults
I’m hearing more clients say they are not being able to hire for a certain role that needed specific skills. There’s many reasons it’s hard to find good candidates including more “young” older people retiring early, more women still not back to the workforce, and a skills disconnect between people’s education and experience and different employers’ needs, not to mention that many employers want people who can step into a new role with minimal training. I’ve had conversations with several clients in vastly different industries sharing that as technologies and needed work skills continue to advance at an incredible never-ending pace, all employers need to be “teachers” and train or pay to train, and then retrain, and retrain again employees for certain skills. Even for new hires.