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Half of all companies admit their employee development programs are outdated. Is yours?

Available Online https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/312758
Publication Date May 10, 2018
Author Heather R. Huhman
Source Entrepreneur
Source Type Magazine
Summary

This article focuses on how employers can revamp previous views of career paths for employees. The article first states that leaders should recognize that employees are less likely to stay at one organization their entire careers and should therefore attempt to meet employees’ immediate needs to ensure the best fit between the individual and organization. The article also states that organizations should think of career paths as lattices, rather than ladders, as employees may make horizontal moves rather than just vertical moves within their careers. The article suggests that employers seek out workers who can use their growing skill sets to contribute to the organization rather than workers who fit a rigid definition of an employee. Finally, the article suggests that organizations support outside learning and development through volunteering or freelancing opportunities.

Keywords Employee career paths, development/training, employee retention
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Huhman, H. R. (2018, May 10). Half of all companies admit their employee development programs are outdated. Is yours? Entrepreneur. Retrieved May 16, 2018, from http://www.entrepreneur.com

"When you have a high level of employee involvement in regards to the decision-making and problem-solving; and, when employees know that they are not alone to deal with their personal issues; and, when they see opportunities to become healthier with their employer's help; then, that business will be able to count on its greatest resource, its employees."

Glenn McFadden
Executive Vice President of Operations
The Comporium Group