In today’s uncertain job environment, global workers are seeking ways to be as resilient as possible. This includes taking the lead in managing their careers. Workers are becoming adept at developing skills that enable them to thrive in any company—they’ll utilize available employer training, or they will actively seek ways to further their skill sets, perhaps by becoming free agents or freelancers.As an organization, it’s important to understand the implications of this shift to do-it-yourself (DIY) career resilience. The very workers that you want to hire—valuable employees proven to have higher loyalty, show greater effort and added value—are the workers that may be increasingly harder to engage and retain.To gain a competitive advantage, today’s employers must create an innovative, collaborative work environment, green-lighting workers to showcase their skills, while strengthening their employer brand, which could lead to an enhanced ability to attract new talent. In this age of do-it-yourself career development, employers need to invest in their most valuable talent—who are likely the most agile, mobile, and prepared to move on to the next opportunity.
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