Great employees want to be challenged and learn new things. To increase employee retention and overall workplace satisfaction rates Human Resources must stay abreast of individual skills, learning capabilities, and industry skill trends.
They should also encourage Managers/Supervisors to offer opportunities that allow employees to further enhance their skills, learn valuable new skills, or pursue interests. In house educational programs and ability to attend related conferences and workshops are a great way to build employee confidence and skills. Human Resources should also check in quarterly with employees to see how they are doing and gain insights into their goals, concerns, workplace bottlenecks, et cetera. This information can be used to match critical variables with other employee data for the purpose of optimizing your Talent Management processes.
By utilizing the Voice of the Employee, Human Resources and Managers should collaborate in surveying and sharing employee information for the purpose of creating in-house educational programs that will enhance employee skills.
Employers that encourage an evergreen learning culture reap the following benefits:
- Increased overall employee satisfaction
- See improved productivity
- Reduced process cycle times
- Improved client satisfaction
- Greater profits
By actively integrating learning opportunities at the workplace employers will not only enhance employee productivity but also yield greater profits. It pays to invest in your employees!