Posts Tagged ‘training’

The Keys to Employee Development

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Building the perfect team for your organization is challenging; keeping that team engaged, productive, and growing can be even more difficult.  Studies show that 70% of Americans feel stagnant in their current position and plan to seek positions elsewhere in order to ensure their own professional development. While setting aside time to understand and implement employee development strategies can be difficult, it is key in retaining the best and brightest employees. Employee development planning is an opportunity to empower individual growth that is in line with future organizational goals. It not only allows you the opportunity to improve retention, organizational…

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An Employee-Centric Company: How to Find and Retain Quality Employees

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This article was written by guest author, Jim McKinley of Money With Jim, retired banker providing free financial counsel.  Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to attract the best and brightest employees—people who can help the business grow and remain competitive in the marketplace. Unfortunately, over time some employers lose sight of the fact that these individuals are human beings, not cogs and wheels. Employees have specific needs which must be met in order for them to feel happy, fulfilled, secure in their roles and, perhaps most importantly, appreciated for the work they do. Meeting those needs…

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Is Domestic Violence Your Business?

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Many companies may feel that it’s best to stay as far away from being involved in their employees’ personal lives as possible. However, by doing so, they can leave themselves ill-prepared for an instance in which an employee truly needs their assistance regarding a personal problem. A prominent example: helping workers who are victims of domestic violence. With domestic violence being such a widely-discussed topic – much of it stemming from an uptick of high-profile domestic violence cases being reported in the news over the past few years – you would think that most companies are addressing the issue. But…

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Live and Learn: Developing Your Employees

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Every manager wants their employees to grow and live up to their potential, but it doesn’t happen overnight.  Enter employee development — a top-notch manager will actively instigate development of their employees by pushing them to grow and learn. Here are six ways to spur on your team. Education/training opportunities Even the most astute and consistent employees can benefit from attaining new information and skills. And, employees are the most engaged when they are learning and growing, which is a key reason they will choose to stay with your company. By encouraging training and education opportunities, you send the message…

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