For many workers, having an opportunity for professional growth is a very crucial component of their job. When employees start to feel stagnant and bored, issues will arise. Developing a concrete plan for employee development will help keep things on track. This plan should include monthly or quarterly goals, different groups or outside resources he/she should be involved with (Associations, Networking Groups, Boards, etc.), and a clear outline of a challenging career path. Cross-training employees will also keep them interested in the company as a whole and help them better understand how their role contributes to the overall success of the company.
The bottom line is, if an employee is being offered a friendly culture, competitive pay and opportunities to grow professionally, they won’t want to leave! Keep employees satisfied and lower your employee attrition rate by reviewing current practices and implementing changes where necessary. Grow your people, grow your business!