Question: Like many companies, we are having a harder and harder time attracting and retaining employees. “Good to Great” has been a popular book around here, and the idea of “getting the right people on the bus, the wrong ones off, etc.” is something we talk about all of the time. One of the things we hear from prospects are more and more questions about our work policies. They want to know about the flexibility in the work schedule, working parttime, etc. As a management team, we want the company to be employee-friendly. We want our employees to say good things about us in the community. We strive to be an employer of choice, but how far do we have to go?
Answer: It is an evolving workplace as the 21st century unfolds. The Hudson Institute has identified the following five fundamental demographics that are shaping and will shape the 21st century workforce: