February 21, 2022
Study after study confirms that career development is the single most powerful tool managers have for driving retention. But more meetings can place additional burdens on over-stressed workers. That’s why the book we’re giving away today, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, describes how to seamlessly integrate conversations about career goals into the normal course of business.
Our kick-off panel happens LIVE on Wednesday, February 23rd at 1pm EST / 10am PST, and features acclaimed futurist April Rinne, DEI Lab founder Kellie Wagner, and culture strategist Ben Jackson.
To prepare for this session, I reached out to each of these experts and got their thoughts on what’s really driving attrition rates. I learned about the empathy gap that exists between leadership and talent, and about how easy it is in remote work environments to lose track of the humanity of our coworkers. This is why I named the opening event of our series:
It feels awful when our workplace doesn’t recognize our humanity, doesn’t it? But I feel like we can also be guilty of forgetting our OWN humanity. We judge our worth by our ability to complete our to-do list, instead of giving ourselves full credit for the dimensions of our human struggle.
I hope this event will help rattle us free of that mindset. And I hope you submit your questions at registration. I get hundreds every time we host an event. I know we don’t answer every one of them, but reading them is literally my favorite part of my job. And I do read each one.
Whatever your struggle is, I want to hear about it.