By Hank Jackson, SHRM President & CEO
A recent headline hailed 2014 as the “Year of the Employee.” After five years of budget-cutting, layoffs and asking workers to do more (or at least the same amount of work) with less, Forbes contributor Josh Bersin predicts that the balance of power will shift from the organization to employees.
“High-performing employees will start to exert control,” Bersin writes. “Top people with key skills (engineering, math, life sciences, energy) will be in short supply. Thanks to the U.S. healthcare laws, people will feel more free to change jobs. And companies who can’t engage and attract Millennials will lose out.”
Moreover, employees will be looking for more than just a job; they will want meaningful work. They will want more opportunities to learn and grow. All the while, they will want balance between their professional and personal lives.
Employers must understand and adapt to the reality that, in 2014, employees will again have a simple but powerful tool: choice.
So, how does your organization strive to become an employer of choice? Read my latest column in HR Magazine and share your thoughts.