One day, we’re going to live in a world where everyone who needs a job will have one. Stay-at-home parents, people with disabilities, entry-level workers, veterans, people who have career gaps, people who want to work virtually, people who want to work a half-week, people who want to do job-sharing, etc. There are businesses out there that offer a variety of career opportunities. Some already work with employees who can’t always work from 9 to 5. Today, we’re going to discuss a few different types of work situations for different employees.
Entry Level Workers
Every year there is a new batch of workers entering the workforce. Some of these employees have never worked before. Some of them only have experience in the food or retail industry.With their inexperience, entry-level workers have room for growth. This is why it is so important to give these employees greater career opportunities. Thuy and Milo Sindell wrote an article for Entrepreneur about why entry-level workers should be given greater opportunities for career development. One of their biggest points is that “talent doesn’t move on its own.” It’s important that those in a higher position help foster the growth of employees who are just starting out in their field.
Part Time Workers
Some people have circumstances in their lives which prevent them from working full time. Maybe they have to take care of a sick relative. Or maybe they have a part time position with another business. Regardless, these employees need equal career opportunities. Just because someone can’t work a full 40-hour week doesn’t mean that they aren’t a valuable employee. Instead, you as an employer need to figure out how to make the most of their time. Dividing a big job between several employees is one way of doing this.
Parent employees come in several different varieties. There are the parents who want to work while raising their children. There are the parents whose children have left home and therefore want to re-enter the workforce. And then there are the people who become parents after you hire them.Raising children while working requires flexibility. There are clubs and recitals and sick days. Sometimes there’s paternity/maternity leave. Understanding the individual’s situation will help them be a more efficient worker.
What steps can you take to ensure you’re offering plenty of career opportunities for all of your employees?
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