When we discuss employment we tend to put ourselves in the picture–we immediately get visions of our own career path and our own next move, but what about the people you hire? Hiring the right person can be as lengthy and as labor-intensive as finding a new job for oneself. Retaining that person is even more important and has become increasingly difficult and expensive. If you are the decision maker for recruiting or hiring, it’s important to understand that people are motivated to change jobs for their own reasons. While there are many who work purely out of economic necessity, a large and growing segment of women executives is enjoying its growing options and choices. Consider the transformation in the world of computer tekkies and coders! Due to the explosive demand for their skills, the young people who dominate that area have become skilled negotiators as well…they’ve learned how to pick and choose and command big salaries and consulting fees. This is a growing trend among workers of greater experience in all categories. Consider the well-documented concern that the “Great Resignation,” now seen as a national movement, is hampering economic recovery. From tech giants to the local restaurant, employers are struggling first with how to hire, and then how to retain, a sufficient number of qualified employees. Wages, salary, benefits matter—but they are no longer enough. Every woman, regardless of her job title or circumstance, wants to know three things:
- Does my work matter?
- Do I have an opportunity to learn and grow?
- Am I supported by others?
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Carly Fiorina needs no introduction. She is a Unicorn. Her record as a CEO, presidential/vice presidential candidate is well documented. Her leadership skills are impressive. She works as an executive coach with corporations and startups and her preferred topic is Leadership. We are thrilled that she is sharing THE LEADER’S POINT OF VIEW. Send questions or comments at editor@womensbiz.US attention Carly.