Monthly Archives: April 2016

Preparing for the workforce of 2025: Engaging new generations

By 2025, 64% of our workforce will comprise of Generations Y and Z. We are on the brink of significant intergenerational change in our workplaces. Generation Z, born 1995-2009 currently make up less than 1 in 10 workers. However they’ll comprise almost a third of the workforce (31%) by 2025.  At the other end of the spectrum, the Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) who currently hold a lot of the leadership positions and company knowledge, comprise a quarter of today’s workforce (25%) but as they are reaching their retirement years at the upper end, they’ll be just 8% of the workforce by 2025. The millennials, also known as Generation Y (born 1980-1994) are in their key career building years as many have completed their tertiary education and have entered the workforce, making up over a third of today’s workforce (34%). This means within a decade, almost two thirds of our workplaces will be made up of Generation Y and Generation Z (64%). As these emerging generations infiltrate the workforce they will bring with them new approaches to communication, expectations of work-life balance, new engagement styles, collaborative approaches to leadership and management, as well as a global outlook and an integrated approach to technology.  Some keys to effectively building multigenerational teams in your workplace and engaging the new generations: Collaboration over authoritarian: Gen Y and Gen Z are used to having a voice. They have grown up in an era of user-generated content, where their idea of an encyclopaedia is one that they can change and contribute to. This translates to their preferences around engaging leadership styles – with the most effective styles often being those that facilitate collaboration and contribution rather than the traditional hierarchical, positional, authoritarian [...]

By | 2016-04-27T06:34:59+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Strategy|0 Comments

Future Proofing Your Career | Claire Madden on the Today Show

[one_half last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" hover_type="none" link="" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" class="" id=""] 5 million Australian jobs, that's 40% of our workforce, will be threatened by computerisation in the next 10-15 years. [/one_half][one_half last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="https://helloclarity.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/IMG_3712-300x165.png" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" hover_type="none" link="" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="solid" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" class="" id=""][/one_half][one_full last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" hover_type="none" link="" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" class="" id=""]A recent CEDA report identifies that 5 million Australian jobs, that’s 40% of our workforce, will be threatened by computerisation in the next 10-15 years.  It is expected that there will be a “hollowing out” of our workforce with jobs that involve low levels of social interaction, creativity and mobility and dexterity being more likely to be replaced by automation.  Jobs being replaced by machines is not a new phenomena, but the pace and magnitude of this change continues to increase. Job mobility is high and the Australian economy is highly dynamic with more than a million workers changing jobs every year and around 600,000 of those workers changing industry.  Projections over the lifetime of a school leaver today, it is estimated that they will have 17 jobs across an estimated 5 careers in their lifetime. But many of today’s school leavers will be working in jobs and careers that don’t even exist yet. The big trends redefining the landscape of work:  There are a number of mega-trends redefining the future of work: Global connectivity Global connectivity allows more goods and services to be produced anywhere in the world. With greater access to [...]

By | 2016-04-10T23:48:26+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Strategy|0 Comments