Summary Sunday: The Big Shake-Up

There’s a lot going on in the workplace right now. It’s exciting and tiring at the same time.

The bumpy ride we’ve been on for the past two years isn’t easing up as much as we had hoped.

That may be a good thing.

Every once in a great while, we need a big shake-up. And that’s what we’re seeing.

Wages are increasing in many industries and more people have the flexibility to work remotely. But as wonderful as these trends are, employees are not satisfied and are tired.

We’ve experienced Zoom fatigue and remote work fatigue. Now many are dealing with a general but overwhelming sense of fatigue.

And let’s not forget to include the overarching stress from the rising costs of everything from food to gasoline. Our supply chain is in distress and it looks like we need a transformation here too.

This week’s summary includes topics that impact your career and job search:

Testing 4 common pieces of career adviceHow teachable are you?Tips to cope with being tiredOvercome procrastinationWage increasesHR is stressedWhat’s causing attritionAnother newsletter you need


Putting Common Career Advice to the Test | Harvard Business Review

Here are four most common pieces of career advice and what the data says about how useful they are for finding success in today’s jobs.

What’s Your Teachability Score? | Dorothy Dalton Newsletter on LinkedIn

What is your Willingness to Learn and your Willingness to Accept Change? Fight age bias by increasing both!


Job Search When You’re So Damn Tired | Lisa Rangel

How do you job search when you don’t have the energy? Read and watch this video with ideas.

The (Real) Secret to Overcoming Procrastination | SmartBrief

Perhaps it’s not really procrastination but a desire “to regain their lost sense of control (choice), increase their lack of meaningful or values-based activities and relationships (connection), or counterbalance being overwhelmed by challenging circumstances (competence).”

Workplace Trends

Business Leaders Expect Wages to Keep Going Up | Axios

“58% of respondents increased pay at their firms during the third quarter — and nearly the same share expects to do so again in the coming months.”

CEOs What you need to know about how your HR team is feeling | FastCompany

HR is burned out, just like the rest of us. Understand what’s happening on the other side of the desk and it might help explain delays, lag in responses or other disappointing interactions.

‘Great Attrition’ or ‘Great Attraction’? The choice is yours | McKinsey

There are many reasons why so many workers are dropping out. This research by McKinsey dives into the complexities. But it boils down to this: “…many employers are handling the situation similarly—failing to invest in a more fulfilling employee experience and failing to meet new demands for autonomy and flexibility at work—some employees are deliberately choosing to withdraw entirely from traditional forms of full-time employment.

This shows what’s important to employees. Read the article to see what employers view as important.

The Briefs: Job Search Gold | Briefcase Coach, Sarah Johnston

There’s wonderfully helpful information in every issue of this monthly newsletter. Keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the job search universe.

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