Introducing the new,
realistic loyalty pact between employer and employee.
The employer-employee relationship is broken, and
managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: the old model of guaranteed
long-term employment no longer works in a business environment defined by
continuous change, but neither does a system in which every employee acts like
a free agent.
The solution? Stop thinking of employees as either
family or free agents. Think of them instead as allies.
As a manager you want your employees to help
transform the company for the future. And your employees want the firm to help
transform their careers. But this win-win scenario will only
happen if both sides trust each other enough to commit to mutual investment and
mutual benefit. Sadly, trust in the business world is hovering at an all-time
We can rebuild that lost trust with straight talk
that recognizes the realities of the modern economy. So paradoxically, the
alliance begins with managers acknowledging that great employees might leave
the company, and with employees being honest about their own career
By putting this new alliance at the heart of your
talent-management strategy, you’ll not only bring back trust, you’ll be able to
recruit and retain the entrepreneurial individuals you need to adapt to a
These individuals—flexible, creative, and with a
bias toward action—thrive when they’re on a specific “tour of duty,” when they
have a mission that’s mutually beneficial to employee and company that can be
completed in a realistic period of time.
Coauthored by the founder of LinkedIn, this bold but
practical guide for managers and executives will give you the tools you need to
recruit, manage, and retain the kind of employees who will make your company
thrive in today’s world of constant innovation and fast-paced change. Download and start listening now!