After two years as a financial analyst at Bain Capital, Mike Lewis quit his job and joined a professional squash team. In doing so, he became inspired by others pursuing their dreams and started “When To Jump,” a global community dedicated to exploring the fundamental question:
When is the right time to pursue what you really want to do with your life?
If you’re an HR or business leader, retaining and engaging your workforce is likely the most challenging aspect of your job. New research, however, reveals one intervention that really works: creating opportunities for employees to “internally jump,” or move from one role to another, while remaining in the same organization.
While this concept may seem obvious, most companies either completely overlook – or neglect to fully harness – the power of internal jumps. When leaders engage in honest “When To Jump” conversations with employees – about struggles, passions and dreams that may not arise otherwise – employees naturally move into roles that complement their strengths and engage them. This “role fit” benefits the company in the short term, by boosting the bottom line, and the long term, by attracting future generations of talent.
Join us on February 21st to learn how to have the “When To Jump” conversation with your employees or your team – in the hiring, on-boarding and career phases. You’ll meet Mike Lewis, the Founder and CEO of the “When To Jump” movement – who has worked with industry experts such as Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.
After this event, you will walk away with a framework you can start implementing tomorrow to better attract, engage and retain your people.
- Understand the current landscape of retention and engagement in terms of hard data and statistics.
- How industry leaders in retention – like Air Bnb and LinkedIn – are retaining and engaging their employees.
- Learn a framework for having the “When To Jump” conversation with your employees during hiring, on-boarding, and beyond.
About Mike Lewis:
Mike Lewis is the Founder and CEO of When to Jump, a global community featuring the individuals, stories, and ideas relating to leaving something comfortable in order to pursue a passion. Launched in 2016, the platform has attracted millions of impressions through digital and print media, in-person experiences, and brand collaborations. In January 2018, Mike’s book, When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want (Henry Holt Macmillan) will release worldwide. Goldman Sachs named Mike one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2017. Mike graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, and developed When to Jump from his experience leaving his job as an investor at Bain Capital Ventures to chase a dream of competing on the professional squash tour—an adventure across 200,000 miles, six continents and nearly fifty countries.