Each year, hundreds of sea lions pull up on the beaches of California to give birth to their pups. The females stay with their pups for about 30 days while the pups grow from 75 to over 300 pounds. After 4-6 weeks, the females return to the sea. The pups must fend for themselves.
Over the last two years there has been an increasing number of starving sea lions on the California beaches. Females abandon their pups because they’ve eaten fish that have eaten an algae that produces Domoic Acid. The females brains are impacted by Domoic Acid which results in starvation and then abandonment of their pups. The malnourished, starving pups then become stranded on beaches. Fortunately, the Marine Mammal Center provides support. Each year thousands of marine mammals are rescued, nourished, given proper care and returned to the sea by a host of volunteers and scientists.
It’s taking a different approach to have sea lions thrive. What are you doing to create the conditions so your Millennial hires will thrive? What can we learn from the Marine Mammal Center about nourishing Millennial hires? Do we need to provide a different level of care, support and nourishment in order for them to stay and thrive? [Read more…]