If you aren’t providing or encouraging professional development opportunities for your employees, you might want to rethink that position.
Employees at companies that provide those opportunities are 15% more engaged than those at companies that don’t, says a new survey of 2,000 employees by BetterBuys.com.
Here are some other key findings:
- 78% of employees have access to professional development.
- 92% of employees think having access to professional development was important or very important.
- Tuition reimbursement is the second most desired professional development opportunity by employees but ranked fourth for what employers offer.
- Employees with professional development opportunities have 34% higher retention.
Check out the full survey results.
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Here’s what else the ResourcefulManager team has been reading this week:
6 Ways To Talk Like A Leader
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The Lost Art Of Saying ‘I Don’t Know’
When’s the last time you said “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure” in a conversation involving your job? Can’t remember? We can’t possibly have all the answers all the time – but we like to act as if we do. Saying “I don’t know” has become something of a lost art.
So, Do You Think Great Minds Think Alike? Well They Do.
And if you want to identify and hire some of those great minds, you’ll need to take a data-driven, scientific approach. That’s the premise of this excellently researched piece in Harvard Business Review.
3 Ways To Be Everyone’s Favorite Manager
This is for all those frontline managers in the trenches, slugging it out day to day to meet productivity goals. The great thing about this post is, while it was written with the hard-charging, bring-it-on manager in mind, it resonates at all levels of leadership.
12 Warning Signs Your Best Employee Is About To Quit
Can you spot an employee who is about to quit? Well, here are 12 not-so-obvious warning signs you may not think about that also indicate someone is getting ready to fly the coop.
Performance Reviews: No More Wasting Your Time
If you dread doing performance reviews, this guide will help you turn them into the valuable employee development tool they were intended to be. Get a copy of our best-selling Blueprint: Performance Appraisals That Work.
Keep an eye out for …
Don’t miss Monday’s blog post. It’s a special infographic on employee feedback: Why Bad Feedback is Better Than No Feedback. It is crammed with great and surprising statistics on employee feedback.
Yours in success,