2021 Automotive Talent Study - S18

vetting expertise in these advanced skill sets;
65% of survey respondents indicated that they
would find it helpful if a third party assisted in
the vetting of candidates to properly assess
their skills and experience.

and sustain remote work programs. However,
a closer look at those past initiatives indicates
that it wasn't remote work itself that was the
problem - it was a culture that failed to support
the needs and interests of its remote employees.

As new technologies and more advanced skills
When transitioning to remote work, companies
become critical to success, it can be difficult
need to do more than just grant their employfor organizations to keep up with trends and
ees permission to work remotely. To be successbest practices. A poor understanding of what
ful, they must build a culture of trust, accountexpertise looks like in these fields could result
ability and transparency that empowers their
in bad hires, which could hamper progress
workers and encourages them to develop
and undermine morale. A knowledgethe habits necessary to be productive
able partner, one that understands
in this new environment. Strong
these technologies, can evalorganizational cultures aren't
uate talent in a systematic
built through micromanageway and provide a stamp of
ment or surveillance. They
To
be
successful,
approval that gives hiring
are built on a foundation
managers the confidence
of trust that's fostered
[companies] must
to take action. Organizathrough direct communibuild a culture of
tions that forge such partcation, specific goals and
trust,
accountability
nerships will realize a subobjectives, clarity of ownstantial advantage over
ership and accountability
and transparency that
their competitors.
of outcomes.
empowers their

"

Building a Culture of
Trust

To successfully implement this
more adaptable approach to
talent, automakers need to seriously
assess their organizational cultures to
determine whether they are equipped to handle
the demands of a more flexible total talent
strategy, particularly when it comes to managing blended or hybrid teams.
Our survey revealed that while 78% of respondents expect their organizations to continue
enabling remote work in 2021, there is still some
degree of anxiety around how best to integrate
such workers into the corporate culture; 62% of
respondents said they felt that it would be difficult to build the necessary rapport with remote
or freelance employees.
This attitude is not surprising. Historically, large
organizations have struggled to implement

18

"

These values should be at
the core of everything companies do. They should inform the
choices we make: whom we hire,
what software we use and the way
we interact with one another on a daily
basis. Companies need to take every opportunity
to reinforce these values and demonstrate their
commitment to them so their employees have a
clear sense of what matters to the organization.

workers...

Real, long-term trust isn't established by brief
interactions in the hallway or sitting next to
someone at a conference table. What builds
trust is showing workers that you respect their
knowledge, decision-making abilities and work
ethic, and by being transparent about the
expectations they must meet. People are the
most important element of any company, and
the companies that invest in making sure their
people understand that they are valued will be
best equipped for success. l

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