How can you develop your employees effectively?
One recent study found that a whopping two-thirds of employees actually changed jobs due to a lack of L&D. An employer who doesn’t focus on development is going to lose out — in performance, engagement and retention. Learning is no longer an option or reserved for only certain positions. Today’s employees expect it. With so many online and cloud-based training possibilities, it is also far more practicable than ever before.
Here are three great strategies for developing your talent — and keeping them learning and satisfied:
Get involved in your team’s learning
As leaders are usually overloaded and busy with the most pressing issues of managing their team, it is not easy to take part in the employees’ talent management program. However, what managers must understand that developing their team is one of their key responsibilities.
Develop soft skills
The most important soft skills are time management, leadership, communication and collaboration. These traits may be innate in many of your employees, however, they can always be improved upon.
The most important reason why employees feel held back from learning is that they don’t have time for that. The solution: offer learning opportunities in small, bite-sized time increments that can be manageably tucked into a workday.
We’re facing big and continuing changes in the world of work, where talent management is not an option but an expectation. Managers need to let their people learn and empower them to do their future aspirations. This is key in hiring, engagement and retention, thus in the overall company performance.