Great employees want to grow and develop into even better employees. However, so many companies miss the mark here. In fact, according to Gallup, only 30% of employees in the U.S. feel engaged with their companies. Providing professional development for employees leads to retaining the best team and creating even better leaders.
A great employer can always find a way to train and develop their employees, even at a low cost. This is especially important for the Millennial generation, as it’s something they really value.
Dedicate your time to your employees, and they’ll dedicate their time to the company.
Here are a few ways you can develop your employees:
Regular one-on-one coaching meetings with each employee.
Have a guest speaker at the office to teach employees something new.
Consider having ‘Lunch and Learns’ often. Treat your employees to lunch as they learn a new skill.
Find a great webinar or blog post that you feel would help develop employees and encourage them to spend some time out of their day to watch and participate in the webinar or read the blog.
Encourage learning and growth by suggesting and allowing employees to participate in yearly conferences pertaining to their area.
There are so many other options that would be at a low cost for employers. Take the challenge and spend some time planning ways to develop your employees. While you’re at it, take time to develop yourself. It’s important for all of us to continue to train and grow into better employers, employees and even people in general.