Hello: Is there anybody out there?
Here is a tidbit from the Harvard Business Publishing daily stat feature:
Talented employees hoping for plum assignments might want to step up their networking efforts with colleagues. Only 13% of 400 human resource executives surveyed say they are “very capable” of locating an individual with a particular area of expertise within their company. These senior HR managers, who hail from 40 companies worldwide, acknowledge that without a system to capture and catalog specific backgrounds and skills, matching employees to positions can be a hit-or-miss affair dependent on anecdote and who-knows-whom. ~ SOURCE: IBM Global Human Capital Study, 2008
We need to not only engage with our work but to engage with others so that our best work is available to the organization.
Quick, list 10 to 20 people who know your strengths and how you add value.
If you had a hard time doing this you need to engage more fully with your network.
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