A solid employee-development program can mean the difference between a successful company and one that struggles. Indeed, your company’s chances for growth are closely aligned with its commitment toward fostering employee development. More and more workers are looking for employers who can help them increase their knowledge and skills.
It’s no longer enough to offer a conventional benefits package. Companies that want to attract — and retain — valuable people on staff need to actively participate in their employees’ growth and development. It’s rewarding for employees to expand their knowledge base and take on new challenges, as it makes coming to work about more than just a paycheck.
Here are some concrete ways to encourage and maintain a work environment that fosters learning and a desire to constantly improve: