The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today
How well your company or business succeeds (or not) is largely a function of the employees you hire. Every organization wants the best and the brightest, so how do you attract them in today’s busy and crowded social media millennial online gaming world? Facebook? Hardly! Meister and Willyerd are your tour guides through this seeming Wild West, instructing the elders about the youngsters and teaching how to find, attract and retain skilled talent. Do not buy into the “lazy self-centred” stereotypes — the youth of today are your future employees, and there are amazing people out there!
Discussions and insights in the book range from demographics to mobile technology to globalization — and how these multiple generations interconnect in the workplace. Some of the advice is counter-intuitive, like extending your company’s social networks to former employees — as they say, “A growing number of organizations are finding that yesterday’s employees can be a fruitful referral source for tomorrow’s new hires.” Naturally, you don’t have to take their word for it — the book is also peppered with many corporate case studies from large companies, so you can learn from their leading-edge, and successful, strategies.