11/14/2014 05:09 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How to Manage Talent in a Networked Age


What this episode is about and why you should care

In a world where employee tenure is shrinking and where independent workers are on the rise, organizations are struggling to find a new way of working with employees. Employees in the meantime are thinking of ways they can develop their careers while always keeping an eye on "the next best opportunity" to come their way. Clearly there is a challenge for businesses today when it comes to trust in loyalty. So, is there a solution that can benefit both parties? One approach is to use the concepts outlined in a recent book called The Alliance which focuses on "tours of duty" or rotational periods of employment. During a tour of duty an employee commits to completing something for the employer and the employer commits to helping the employee advance their career, learn new skills, grow their network, etc. To learn more about the "tour of duty" along with other concepts from The Alliance, I invited Chris Yeh to join me on The Future of Work Podcast.

What you will learn in this episode

What is a "tour of duty" and how long do they last?
What are some ways to maintain employee engagement?
What are ways that businesses can utilize and build alliances?
How does trust play a role in the business world?
What are the different classifications of the tour of duty
What approach you can use to increase employee retention
Understanding of the role managers pay in an organization
Learn the framework that will help you retain employees
What employees can do to build an alliance
What employers can do to build an alliance

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Jacob Morgan is a futurist, best-selling author, and keynote speaker, learn more by visiting The Future or check out his latest book,"The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization," on Amazon.