13. Treat Employees as “Volunteers”
Although we, as the executors of business strategy and expert tacticians, find and hire the talented people at all levels who perform the tasks that move the wheels of our companies forward, we are really not as much in control of our “human assets,” as we once were. You see, we are the buyers, and it is no longer a buyer’s market when it comes to talent acquisition.
Generational differences, attitudes toward loyalty, and the reality that employees have no reasonable expectation of career-long employment with one (or even two) companies, are just three of the factors that contribute to making this a seller’s market. That said, the biggest factor is the simple but undeniable law of supply and demand.
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