Over the past year, the word resilience has been mentioned a lot. Resilience is defined as having the ability to bounce back or recover quickly from setbacks and one of the ways we often do that is by being agile or flexible. Well, what if we put those two things together? Especially when it comes to careers.
In this episode of The HR Bartender Show, I talk with human capital analyst and futurist Alexandra Levit about the concept of career durability, which is good for both employees and employers. Career durability can be accomplished through upskilling and reskilling. And it doesn’t need a big expensive formal learning program to be successful.
Alexandra Levit’s goal is to prepare organizations and their employees to be relevant in the future business world. She’s a former syndicated columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the author of several books including the international bestseller, “They Don’t Teach Corporate in College” and “Humanity Works: Merging People and Technologies for the Workforce of the Future”. She’s regularly featured on news outlets such as CNN, ABC News, and NPR. She was named an American Management Association top leader for two years in a row and have been Money Magazine’s online career expert of the year.
Career durability is a new philosophy of learning that’s tailored to an employee’s career needs and the employer’s long-term business goals. Employees and employers are always going to be faced with some sort of business challenge. The answer to working through those challenges is learning.
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During the show, Alexandra shared the five components of career durability. If you want to learn more, check out her article on “The Five Components of Career Durability” on The Workforce Institute at UKG website. Also check out this infographic from DeVry on “Employee Career Concerns for Their Future”.
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