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Steve Cadigan has been at the forefront of talent strategy and company culture for the past 30 years. As the Future of Work is steeped in uncertainty, he offers listeners reasons to be optimistic and excited for the possibilities ahead — whether you're building your career or building a team.

“The biggest question many of us have is: What is my future as it applies to work? To help us answer that question, I reached out to Steve Cadigan, one of the foremost authorities on the Future of Work.

Steve is renowned for leading LinkedIn’s talent push from 400-4000 in three and a half years and was responsible for architecting its world-famous company culture. In this interview, Steve offers strategy and insights for all of us in these times of disruption.” — Tony Chapman

The Future of Work has never been more uncertain. Automation, turnover, disengagement and a rapidly diminishing shelf life of skills are all contributing to anxiety and unease about what the future will bring — for both employees and employers.

In this edition of Chatter That Matters, Tony Chapman invites Steve Cadigan to offer his perspective to listeners. Talent strategist, company culture expert and one of the distinguished authorities on the Future of Work, Cadigan is also the author of the recent book Workquake: Embracing the Aftershocks of COVID-19 to Create a Better Model of Working.

While Cadigan acknowledges the dramatic transformation the workforce is undergoing, he feels the conversation has got off on the wrong foot — dialogue around the Future of Work shouldn’t be steeped in fear, but rather framed in optimism and opportunity.

With valuable advice for both employees and employers, Cadigan shares his thoughts on how best to capitalize on the possibilities ahead and embrace the fundamentally different relationship Canadians are developing with work. He explains the importance for employees to always be learning, to network constantly and to make the most of the different choices the pandemic has presented. For employers, he describes the need to care about people over the lifetime of their career — not just when they are working for you.

Yes, the reality of work is disrupted and the future is cloudy. But Cadigan offers important insights and the confidence that there are bright days ahead.

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