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Trends in the Careers Landscape | Kelly Magowan, Giving Careers Direction
Recently I was invited to be a guest speaker on the topic of careers at a Polson & Co HR Discussion Group hosted by a wonderful HR Thought Leader Reg Polson. The topic was on 'Life Stages & Career Decisions' which was terrific particularly given we had representatives from each of the life stages present to discuss the realities and challenges of working life in Australia. Trends discussed include: There is a lack of engagement and job satisfaction by Australian employees. Some research citing that 65% of employees are not satisfied in their jobs. This can be supported by the topics that Daniel Pinks book 'drive' details. While he states most people want autonomy, mastery and purpose in their work, many organisations are still working on 'chain & command' models from the industrial age. Recent research shows that for an Australian professional to advance their career their best chance is to go to a new company. Unfortunately we are not a good country for promoting from