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Jennifer Fox - December 2018

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Winning At Work Lunch

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Jennifer Fox - December 2018

  1. 1. Welcome! What Employers Want from Employees
  2. 2. What Employers Want from Employees What does our culture think is the standard of what employers need and want? How did we get here?
  3. 3. What Employers Want from Employees Other factors in our society What do employers want? How does my perspective affect my employer?
  4. 4. What Employers Want from Employees How do I know if I measure up The measure of a Christian employee
  5. 5. What does our culture think is the standard of what employers need and want? On the whole, American workers are generally satisfied with their jobs. There is a significant share (30%) view the work they do as “just a job to get them by,” rather than a career or a steppingstone to a career.
  6. 6. What does our culture think is the standard of what employers need and want? We think we’re doing well (compared to Joe or Sally), but in many cases, we’re doing “just enough to keep from showing up on the boss’ radar”.
  7. 7. What does our culture think is the standard of what employers need and want? • Unproductive co-workers • Peer pressure not to excel • Constant employee turnover • Lack of respect • Lack of recognition
  8. 8. How did we get here? The decline of work ethic is not just an American problem. It affects all Western nations and is growing in the East. The pursuit of happiness and the American Dream drove progress and innovation, but they came with unintended consequences.
  9. 9. How did we get here? The decline of work ethic is not just an American problem. It affects all Western nations and is growing in the East. The pursuit of happiness and the American Dream drove progress and innovation, but they came with unintended consequences.
  10. 10. How did we get here? America is made up of more generations of in the workforce than ever before. This diversity impacts the opinions and characteristics, bringing a whole new level of challengers for employers to bring the work culture together to work as a team.
  11. 11. How did we get here? America is made up of more generations of in the workforce than ever before. This diversity impacts the opinions and characteristics, bringing a whole new level of challengers for employers to bring the work culture together to work as a team.
  12. 12. How did we get here? Millennials have a very different perspective of what employers need from them. This is what millennial workers had to say about themselves and their peers…
  13. 13. How did we get here? Millennials have a very different perspective of what employers need from them. This is what millennial workers had to say about themselves and their peers…
  14. 14. Other factors in our society It’s tricky to quantify what contributes to a decline in our work standards, but there are some indicators. For example, the average age of employment for the work force has been declining from 1993-2015.
  15. 15. Other factors in our society As of 2015, 21.3 percent of the U.S. population participated in some government assistance program on a monthly basis.
  16. 16. What do employers want? Comfortable confidence.
  17. 17. What do employers want? Willingness to listen and learn
  18. 18. What do employers want? Adaptable & Flexible
  19. 19. What do employers want? Self-reliance
  20. 20. What do employers want? Teamwork
  21. 21. What do employers want? Dependability
  22. 22. What do employers want? Honesty
  23. 23. What do employers want? Professionalism
  24. 24. What do employers want? Possessing a Positive Attitude
  25. 25. What do employers want?
  26. 26. How does my perspective affect my employer? According to Entrepreneur Magazine, unproductive, disgruntled, unsatisfied workers cost U.S. employers an average of $550 Billion. Every year.
  27. 27. How does my perspective affect my employer? According to Entrepreneur Magazine, unproductive, disgruntled, unsatisfied workers cost U.S. employers an average of $550 Billion. Every year.
  28. 28. How do I know if I measure up? You may be asking yourself: what’s wrong with my work ethic?
  29. 29. The measure of a Christian employee We must not lose sight of who we are to God. It changes your perspective on your responsibility, not just at work, but everywhere you go.
  30. 30. The measure of a Christian employee Colossians 3:23-25 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
  31. 31. The measure of a Christian employee Genesis 2:15 says, “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”
  32. 32. The measure of a Christian employee Genesis 2:15 says, “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”
  33. 33. The measure of a Christian employee Proverbs 14:23 says, “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
  34. 34. The measure of a Christian employee “If a man will not work, he shall not eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10)
  35. 35. The measure of a Christian employee Christians should work hard. Work is essential to life, and approaching work as God-given will give us more pleasure in it.
  36. 36. In the Ten Commandments, God confirmed both the importance of work and rest. “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work” Just a quick mention about rest
  37. 37. Thank You!

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