Recruiting and retention was formerly an issue of salary, geography, and career trajectory. Now it has become a matter of lifestyle choice – i.e. of personal values.
Even on the most basic level staff increasingly expects inducements such as: flexible working conditions, a social, ethical, environmental and moral outlook, a career path that is self-determined and self managed and life-learning as part of their career development programme. The workplace is no longer just a place where people go to earn their living and make a career, but a place to grow as human beings.
Today, a number of organisations have discovered the strategic advantage of evolving into self-organising, participative, self-managed and people-centred organisms. Self-leadership, self-esteem and self-confidence are human traits promoted in this new type of organisations. They have the know-how to bring professional and personal growth together into career programs, leadership training and recruiting adding both humanism and professionalism to the organisations development process. Outside-In believes this is the most promising trend in management and leadership today.