As Baby Boomers retire, Millennials move into key roles, and technology advances, learning how to navigate a changing workforce can be tricky, but only if you don’t plan for it. Because there are many ways you can navigate this changing workforce, we wanted to know what Movin’ On Up readers are doing to prepare.
According to our poll, most respondents (29%) said they’ve prepared for a changing workforce by improving their technological skills via online classes, books, etc. Another 21% selected “updated my social media account(s) to reflect my professional brand” as their preparation method.
The other answer choices received the following percentage of votes:
- Connected with a mentor from an older generation – 13%
- I haven’t done anything to prepare for a changing workforce – 12%
- Joined an employee development program – 11%
- Connected with a professional from a younger generation – 11%
Additionally, readers were able to select the “other” option and provide their own responses. Of the 3% who selected that option, responses included:
- Attended classes and earned a certification in my new career field
- Networking and improving communication and public speaking skills
Are there other ways you’re preparing for a changing workforce? Let us know in the comments section below.
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