Every workplace related conference, event or seminar these days features a presenter droning on about the ‘war on talent’ – dire warnings of a looming crisis in labour availability.
The one thing in common with all of these ‘expert’ commentators is that unanimously none of them offer resolution to this impending apocalypse. We have undertaken quantitative research into the potential magnitude of this looming talent Armageddon and, importantly, how to address the challenge.
Working with the UK’s Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), we studied how many jobs have been publicly advertised over the last twelve months. Extrapolating this forward over the next decade, this equated to 13.5 million jobs. We then took publicly available data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on the number of people leaving schools and universities over that same decade … and this equates to less than 7 million people.
Work is a hugely complex ecosystem with massively complex interactions between HR policies, IT technologies, real estate, management cultures, and ‘messy people’. Each of these silos have massively diverging objectives, KPIs, metrics, timelines, and even different languages. Furthermore, people are messy, not because we spill our coffee or leave yesterday’s sandwiches on the desk, but because we have 7 billion entirely unique individuals sharing our planet.
There are no two individuals who are alike. Every last person has different likes and dislikes. And there’s no one single commonality between any of us. Some of us find the office environment too noisy, others don’t care, some find it too hot, others find it too cold, some struggle with the quality of light…etc. etc.
Consequently, accommodating this new workforce by expanding diversity and inclusion cannot be confined to mere policies and HR initiatives.
It must also take into consideration the design and configuration of the physical workplace.
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