With recruiting challenges at the forefront of every employer’s mind these days, employee development should be at the top of your to do-list for 2022. Retaining and engaging valuable employees requires a pro-active approach, and strong development programs are part of a robust strategy aimed at retaining and preparing employees for enhanced professional opportunities.
It may not be enough to send an employee to a training session; conducting learning and development activities on-site has numerous advantages, not the least of which being the ability to bring in-tact teams together to learn from each other, build a foundation of trust, and renew engagement. Gallup research shows that highly engaged teams are 21% more profitable, across all industries, sizes, and locations. Further, highly engaged employees less likely to be absent from work, and are more likely to stay with the organization. This comes from a sense of feeling valued, and this can be linked directly to learning and growing professionally. Providing that opportunity through an on-site program just makes good business sense.
On-site programs targeted to specific employee groups/teams or leaders, managers, and supervisors are a good first step for any organization to take towards building a culture of learning and engagement. These employees appreciate the opportunity to get to know one another beyond the typical work day – whether they are working in-person or remotely. They will build skills and strengthen a sense of camaraderie that will last long after the program is completed.
EANE provides on-site opportunities on a variety of today’s most in-demand topics from foundational leadership development, like Leadership Skills for Lead People, and our flagship Principles of Leadership for Supervisors & Managers series, along with many other fundamental skill building offerings for employees at every level of an organization.
What are your organization’s plans for 2022 and are your employees prepared to carry them out? Think about bringing an on-site program to your organization and reap the many benefits that employees learning and growing together can bring to your company!
So bring on 2022- onsite development in particular! They will help you cater to the needs of your employees and help build engagement and teamwork for the challenges ahead!