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The simple method to keep employees happier at their jobs

Available Online https://www.fastcompany.com/40580641/the-simple...
Publication Date June 7, 2018
Author Gwen Moran
Source Fast Company
Source Type Magazine
Summary

This article focuses on how cross-training can improve employee retention. According to one report, an estimated 42 million employees will leave their jobs in 2018. The article states cross-training has additional benefits for both employees and employers, such as work-life balance, new skill development, career planning, resource maximization, increased innovation, morale, and collaboration. The article provides advice on how to cross-train effectively by using a hands-on approach, learning about employee’s growth preferences, and providing training. It is important to have clear communication with employees and create formal employee development plans to ensure employees understand the motivation behind the additional training. The article concludes by advising employers to measure their cross-training initiatives to determine their impact on retention and productivity.

Keywords Employee retention, cross-training, employee development plan, employee training
Reference

Moran, G. (2018, June 7). The simple method to keep employees happier at their jobs. Fast Company. Retrieved June 14, 2018, from https://www.fastcompany.com/

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