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— by Jay ForteLearning development
Today’s best employees, not the average ones, are those who look at the quality of the workplace and its commitment to educate, advance and develop employees before they accept a job. They are selective because they realize they have a great deal to offer and want to bring an organization that will both appreciate it and develop it. If not, they don’t apply. If already employed, they are the first ones to consider leaving. Development is now both an attraction and retention tool.
Here are three reasons why employee development pays are:
Jan Ferri-Reed says in her article, “To Develop is to Retain” (in the August 2011 issue of Chief Learning Officer), “Branding development via recruitment and promoting it internally at all levels can help organizations attract and keep top performers.” At a time where 85% of company expenses and 70% of company value creation are employee-related, having a plan to use development to attract and retain the best employees should be a component of all companies’ human capital and company performance strategies.
Jay Forte is a nationally ranked thought leader and President of Humanetrics. Jay guides organizations – their leaders and managers – in how to attract, hire and retain today’s best talent. He is the author of “Fire Up! Your Employees and Smoke Your Competition” and “The Greatness Zone – Know Yourself, Find Your Fit, Transform The World.” Jay is a member of SHRM, ASTD, the National Speakers Association and the Florida Speakers Association. follow him on Twitter.
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