All valuable employees demand challenging and meaningful work. They want to keep learning, growing, and contributing to their companies. Hence, it is crucial for employers to assist them in developing their skill sets and allow them the autonomy to make decisions that affect their work. According to Achievers, not only will it keep employees happy in their jobs and increase retention, but it also builds a skilled team of people who have the ability to perform multiple job functions. Leading employers know how important it is to place employees’ professional development at the heart of company policy. Talented professionals want to work for a company that will help them to build skills and knowledge and further their careers.
Glassdoor suggests that employee growth and professional development initiatives are a great way for businesses to keep employees satisfied and committed. Udemy found that 42 percent of employees said that learning and development were the most important benefits when deciding where to work.
Through a proactive approach towards employee growth and professional development strategies, leaders can mitigate employee turnover and encourage more productivity.
Here is a compilation list of ways to manage employee professional growth:
- Promote virtual training and learning
- Encourage mentoring, coaching, and job shadowing
- Rotate employee roles and responsibilities
- Take a personal interest in an employee’s career aspirations.
- Support work-life balance
- Give recognition, incentives, and rewards
- Offer real-time feedback in addition to annual Reviews
- Use Learning Management Systems (LMS)
- Identify and Develop Soft Skills
- Implement Cross-Departmental Training Programs
- Allocate new projects or responsibilities to employees
- Facilitate Knowledge sharing within the organization
- Encourage employees to attend industry conferences/events
Why Should You Focus on Managing Professional Growth?
Business strategies and performance management systems can be top-notch. Rewards and accountability checks may be well-established and enforced. Yet, one of the most persistent challenges organizations face is obtaining top productivity and commitment from the people who do the work.
Managing Professional Growth Full-Day Course (MPG)
P2L offers a one-day course called Managing Professional Growth Full-Day Course (MPG) for business leaders of all levels to help them extract top productivity and commitment from the people who do organizational work.
The course equips leaders with personal insights, robust performance feedback, and a proven employee-manager conversation structure focused on increased engagement, development, and mutual success.
This is what you will gain from this course:
- A clear personal definition of success and satisfaction
- Increased clarity of work expectations and priorities
- Ideas for addressing development needs and leveraging talents to achieve results
- A detailed action-oriented Growth Conversation plan for enlisting their manager’s support
- Increased motivation and targeting development for their current role
Click here to get more details about the course and connect with P2L.
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