A fat paycheck? Yes, but not always.
The corner office within the next five years? Yes sure, but what about now?
401(k) plan. Health and dental insurance. Paid vacation. Well, these would be nice.
What do you think is the single biggest factor that motivates employees to recommend their company as THE place to work for young, ambitious people? According to Bersin by Deloitte’s research with Glassdoor, learning and career opportunities are accorded the highest priorities by employees.
Clearly, employees know that in an ever-changing and volatile workplace, there is only ONE way to make oneself indispensable. Keep growing. Keep learning. Innovate consistently.
Employees have not failed to learn from the examples around them. Companies like Yahoo, HMV, Blackberry, Kodak, Polaroid, and Blockbuster failed to keep up with the times. The result: they continued to lag till the day when they were forced to give up.
Innovation is the game-changer. It is true not only for organizations but also individuals. This is why companies are able to lure valuable employees away from their rivals with the promise of training opportunities.
As an HR or training professional, you have to keep your employees interested in working for the company by providing them with ample learning opportunities. They need to improve their skills, increase productivity, and be on top of their game, so your business can out-innovate its rivals, tide over disruptions, and respond to market changes.