Currently 74% of Millennial workers are either actively searching for a new job or open to new opportunities. In light of this, there exists in the workplace great opportunity for connecting likeminded employers and employees, but also a great challenge in finding effective ways to make these connections.
Revealed in the Future of Work report, PSFK labs found that services are emerging that leverage social and contextual information to match up project collaborators and assist both companies and those searching for jobs with finding the perfect employment fit. Large organizations are using these tools internally to allow likeminded workers to identify one another and to rally multidisciplinary teams around specific business problems. Most of these tools are defined by their use of data to make intelligent recommendations and the way in which they leverage our social connections to show which cohorts might be able to assist with forging a specific career path.
The importance of finding a correct match is expressed by Steve Faktor, author of Econovation:
Company culture is the single biggest reason a person succeeds in one company and fails in another. Top grads and interns have gone on inter- views and told me, “I felt like there was no air in the room.” That stifling feeling doesn’t just hurt your younger workers, but it hurts innovation and productivity across the board.
Below we’ve higlighted two examples of the Career Matchmaking trend:
Beyond the examples above, PSFK Lab’s Future of Work report includes further examples of career matchmaking and possible opportunities for innovative companies and creative workers to benefit as the trend continues to develop, such as:
- Matchmaking tools make it easier for companies to find dedicated workers that are more likely to stay with a company longer and be more productive.
- Using new personal assessment tools, workers are able to reveal next steps for in their careers path and take concerted steps to their dream job.
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