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Career development can be an invaluable retention tool – But only if done right

Available Online https://www.hrdive.com/news/career-development-...
Publication Date February 20, 2018
Author Riia O’Donnel
Source HR Dive
Source Type Online News Article
Summary

This article focuses on the role employee development plays in employee retention. The article states that employee development needs to start during the recruitment phase and continue through the employee lifecycle through development activities, workshops, tuition reimbursements, and job rotations. The article also suggests engaging in regular conversations with employees to learn more about the employee’s past, present, and future goals and provide concrete feedback. Finally, the article suggests that development roadblocks can be proactively handled through cross-training and communication to help the employee find their best fit within the workplace.

Keywords Employee training/development, employee retention, cross-training
Reference

O’Donnel, R. (2018, February 20). Career development can be an invaluable retention tool – But only if done right. [Online]. Retrieved March 2, 2018 from http://www.hrdive.com.

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