In years past, it wasn’t uncommon for an employee to stay with a single company for the entirety of his or her career, but as times change, so do employment patterns. Now the norm, especially for younger workers, is to switch jobs every three to five years – and it seems like this trend is here to stay. That’s why many in management no longer think asking an employee during a review what he or she plans to do after leaving the company is an inappropriate question. The truth is that accepting the reality of these potential changes can help foster trust and loyalty in an employee for however long that individual stays at the company. In this new employment landscape, managers would do well to ensure their employees are doing work that both benefits the company, and is in line with that employee’s chosen career path. Doing so will promote high levels of engagement from the employee, who wishes to do good work to progress professionally. Revelations about an employee’s shifting career desires should not be viewed as awkward or threatening, but should be embraced for the benefit of the worker and the organization alike.