According to Mark S. Young, one of the biggest problems facing Jewish organizations today is a high turnover rate, which also comes at a high financial cost. Inspired by a business model adopted by retailers li... ke Costco, Young argues that if Jewish organizations can find better ways to invest in their employees they will attract and retain quality employees and save money.See lessSee more
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Are the current strategies in how we lead and manage our staff truly helping us best-achieve our organizational goals? Leaders of our Jewish organizations today are out to bless our workforce, but we may be accidentally cursing them instead. We need a paradigm shift.
ELI Talks' Speaker, Mark Young (Director of Alumni Engagement, Davidson School at JTS)will be joined by Susan Horowitz (Board Member, Mishkan Chicago, and Business Consultant) this Monday for lunch with ELI Talks on Air We'll talk about what it means to "become a blessing" for our workforces; how to create workplaces that retain great talent; and why this all matters for Jewish organizations.
At the Aspen Ideas Festival - an annual summer gabfest that presents all sorts of interesting ideas, from the improbable to the important - one of the big themes this year was jobs. How will America close the skills gap? Where will the good middle-class jobs of the future come from?
Almost one-fifth of American workers have bad jobs. They endure low wages, poor benefits, schedules that change with little-if any-notice, and few opportunities for advancement. The conventional wisdom is that many companies have no choice but to offer bad jobs-especially retailers whose business models entail competing on low prices.
Managing Director of The Leadership Commons | William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary
Mark S. Young is Managing Director of The Leadership Commons of The Davidson School at Jewish Theological Seminary. Previously, Young served as the school’s Director of Alumni Engagement and Program Coordinator for its Experiential Learning Initiative. Prior to joining JTS, he worked in Human Resources for Episcopal Social Services of New York and the 92nd Street Y. Young is a board member of JPRO Network and a past board chair of Advancing Jewish Professionals of NYC. He holds a BS in Psychology and Economics from McGill University, as well as an MPA in Nonprofit Management and an MA in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University.