For any company slow to adapt to change, know that your workforce will eventually force your hand. That’s right! The workforce now has much more leverage in the employer-employee relationship. So much so that many HR experts sense that companies slow to adapt to remote and hybrid workforces will absolutely lose out on talent.
Here’s three reasons why employees can be a destabilizing force:
1: Employee self-empowerment can be a destabilizing corporate force.
Accenture recently discovered every corporation has within it influential, purpose-driven employees. How is this a destabilizing force you may ask? Well this group of pathfinders, as the study refers to them, values a well-rounded, whole-brain skillset in their leaders. It turns out many CEO’s have those left brain skills down but lack the right brain skills of creativity, intuition, empathy and imagination. Not only that, but pathfinders will influence others AGAINST the corporation if it’s leaders lack these right brain skills.
2: Employee talent wars can be a destabilizing force.
While it can’t be said as fact, the 2021 war for talent in some sectors has returned for good. Yup, there are clear signs that the struggles employers had faced sourcing hard-to-find skill sets in areas that have notoriously faced a dearth of talent are starting to surface once again. What sectors you ask? Well its no surprise that technology and life sciences are struggling to find in-demand talent. However, as the financial sector develops an appetite for cryptocurrency aficionados other sectors are craving new skills as well. It seems the pre-pandemic employment landscape may reappear soon.
3: Employee work-life balance demands can be a destabilizing force.
As hiring managers prepare for a new business year, data strongly suggests there’s a stronger relationship between productivity and worker well-being. Why? Well, because more creative employment models will be entering the job market.
As their careers flourish, a growing number of in-demand talent will opt to either work less or work smarter. Their previous job hindrances such as an unreasonably long commute or an unfulfilling career path will be so 2020 come next year.
This hot trend in recruitment and hiring is called “work-life balance” and data indicates many US companies are behind the curve with their competitors. Similar to a “skills gap” for talent, there’s a growing “work-life balance” gap for many corporations.
Given these destabilizing forces are only increasing in strength, one thing remains a firm fact, significant corporate change is coming one way or the other!