Why companies offering Personal Development for staff is that a combination of the ‘Great Resignation’, the impact of a huge social shift post-Covid to working from home along with changing expectations from workers in terms of their work/life balance and record low unemployment have all come together to create a whole new world of work. To keep up with these new paradigms, employers are seeing the need to revisit their employees’ experience in the organisation to not only attract outside talent from a smaller pool of candidates, but also to consider the effect of the company’s culture on the current team members.
So how do organisations navigate these disruptions? There are some basic things to consider in creating a company culture that will minimise the chances of your people leaving, and improve their chances of attracting new talent.
Most employees value the opportunity for self-improvement and learning, so it can be a win-win for employers to invest in this. Employees who feel valued in this way will feel more loyalty to the organisation than those who feel stuck or unappreciated. Training courses that directly relate to the job are valuable, and help employees perform better in their role – just as valuable though are courses that improve an employee’s sense of well-being or personal growth. We all know that feeling better about ourselves can sometimes have even more impact on our attitude to our job and how efficiently we perform it.
So, despite the tumultuous times we’re living in, it’s a great opportunity for organisations to revisit the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of working with their most valuable asset: their people. In the words of Winston Churchill: ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste!’