New entrants to the job market understand this. They already have lower expectations in terms of career ascendancy than their predecessors. Instead their focus is on variety, learning and enjoyment. Companies must respond, finding ways to enrich and enlarge roles to satisfy the ambitions of the talent in their midst.
And the employer-employee relationship has changed too. Workers who are determined to get on take ownership of their own future and seek to build value in what they offer their employer, strengthening their CV at every step – both within and outside the organisation. Whether through further qualification, volunteer work, seeking secondments, joining work teams or taking on additional responsibilities in their role, the ambitious take charge of their future and seize opportunities to demonstrate their value to the employer.