I have loved and continue to love my professional magazines. They’re like little boxes of chocolates that show up each month, and I don’t know what I’ll find until I open them.
The most recent gem comes from a team of writers, including LinkedIn’s CEO Reid Hoffman. Titled, “Tours of Duty: The New Employee-Employer Compact,” Hoffman and team speak the changed (not changing – changed) world of employment.
I think this brilliant, and glad to hear others do too. Key points, that well, sound kind of familiar, include
- Most employees today aren’t going to retire from your company (“Your not going to retire from there,” Feb 2007)
- Organizations should be more intentional and explicit in how they define “tours of duty,” by which the compact between employer-and-employee is better articulated (“You’re Hired, You’re Fired,” Dec 2007)
- Employees should make investments in relationships – and themselves – away from their current workplace (“Creating Options at Brand ‘You’,” Jan 2008)
I love the contrast that comes through – are you hiring into a contract for employment, or looking for a compact to improve employability? I hope you’re getting what you want.