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Why You Should Encourage Your Employees’ Self-Improvement

You want your employees to grow and succeed because they deserve it – and because as they move forward, so does your business. To achieve this goal, it’s up to you to empower them with access to the best possible training and development opportunities.

When employees know you care, they respond. This builds trust, commitment, and other benefits to your company’s bottom line and successful future.

Make time for employee training and development – and reap the rewards.

As busy as you may be, always make time to meet your employees’ training and development needs. You’ll see the return on your investment in myriad ways, including:

Enhanced Retention

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average time employees spend at an organization is 4.6 years. Millennials stay even less, at an average of 3.2 years.

  • Turnover and hiring costs are among your top expenses – and team members who are not properly trained are more likely to leave, often within their first year of employment.
  • Professionals who are dissatisfied with their work often cite lack of growth and development opportunities as the leading reason for their unhappiness.
  • Retention rates are 34 percent higher for employees with access to development opportunities.
  • Increased Productivity

    You optimize the value of each employee when you invest in their training. Workers who are on the lookout for ways to get better at their jobs are more inclined to make changes that lead to higher productivity.

    Greater Innovation

    By continually educating employees and keeping them up to date on industry trends, processes, technology, and tools, you incite greater innovation. In addition to hard skills, training areas that have a significant long-term impact in this area include communications, stress management, organizational skills, and efficiency.

    Heightened Engagement

    When people feel their employers’ priorities – including growth – align with their own, they are happier and more engaged because they feel valued.

  • According to Tom Path, author of Are You Fully Charged, “the odds of being completely engaged in your job increase by 250 percent if you work on meaningful projects each day.” If you’re continuously learning and improving, meaningful work follows.


  • At PrideStaff Modesto, our mission is to deliver the value that matters most to your company. Let us partner with you to develop successful training and development strategies – and build and maintain your winning team. Read our related posts or contact us today to learn more.

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