Settling for Less? Settling for More?
Do you have to be settled to hold down a job?
Is this still the case? Many businesses think so. I would challenge this. Societies values have changed we would suggest. It has lagged behind the technology curve but early adopters or “Mavericks” are being followed and the opportunities or cost has possibly brought around a change in what we want or think we need
I remember being in Mumbai for ten days in 2013 and everyday I kept in touch via Skype with the office and the family. I thought the living costs here are cheaper, the weather great for most of the year, people are friendly “the guest is god” and I’d probably rather live here than London.
Business are catching on a Smart Working Revolution is occurring. Why not help your young professionals work from their chosen location.
What’s in it for the business? Less need for office space, travel and accommodation. In short the bottom line.Whats in 9it for the individual worker? Less commuting time, expense, more time for other important matters and peace of mind.
Workers are settling a lot later in life and that brings with it the experience need, flexible working is becoming as ubiquitous as WiFi. Our workforce are more technically savvy and demand the life that is afforded by that. Companies are catching on to the human element of running their business and the cost savings that come with it.
There is a huge element of trust and flexibility in this relationship between employer and employee. Getting the right fit is paramount for both. Employer loyalty is declining among millenials. Employers need to work at understanding the behavioural psychology of the cohort of employees they need to attract, retain and allow to work on terms that suit both parties in the relationship.
As businesses we need to innovate to be current and grow. That extends to who you recruit and how you work.