How work-life integration affects talent acquisition
It’s obvious, the coronavirus crisis has brought new limitations and changes – hitting us unprepared. For now, most daily lives have changed, behavioral patterns believed to be predictable are shifting and remote working becomes the norm.
Never before, has the phrase “work-life integration” been so true – as we are literally figuring out how to coordinate and blend these two together. We are beginning to gather various insights – and I can say that from all the conversations I’ve had, I am noticing a more reflective state and a future-oriented outlook.
What do I mean with future-oriented? The co-founder of Kickstarter, Yancey Strickler, just recently published a great article about the so-called value stack. Similar to companies developing a “tech-stack” or list of tools they use in their businesses, the “value stack” can be found in the way we approach values, including the morals → rules → incentives. However, instead of morals being the foundation, this value stack has been working on reverse for a long time. With the current situation, we are developing an interesting change in mindsets, focusing less on “now me” / “now us”, and moving closer towards “future me” and “future us”.
👤“Future me” – goals we have and what we aspire to be – an increased interest in learning/developing new skills
👥“Future us” – more reflection on what the future in 10-20 years might look like – and what we should do today to help solve those challenges of the future.
We talked to many candidates, clients and potential leads:
We began to gather feedback early on to define a clear vision – and actually we’re developing a very positive, future-oriented outlook for the future of work and collaboration. It’s a great time to connect with people, since almost everyone is currently quite isolated, but connected to an online network, making it easier for us to reach out than ever before.
Insights we gathered around the current challenges and future of talent acquisition:
💡A more honest and reflective state
🤝Collaboration – building something meaningful:
💙Your brand’s value-stack will influence the people you hire:
While our economy is fragile at the moment and experiencing asset devaluation, there are challenges that remain to be solved – and now is the best time to solve them. It’s about finding out how to deal with the future. And for people working within HR/recruiting, this situation is the biggest agent of change. There is a focus and clarity about what should change for everyone personally and professionally in the future.
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