Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Building a Development Culture

2016 SHRM Talent Symposium Phoenix
Workplace Application: This session will help you understand the importance of a creating a culture that supports continuous learning and development and the positive impact this culture has on your talent management strategy.

Research confirms that what employees want most is support for their professional development and career growth, and that offering this is the single most powerful tool managers have for driving employee engagement, retention, productivity, and performance results.  However, in spite of this information being widely understood and acknowledged, career development often gets sidelined and employees are left feeling overlooked and undervalued as a result.

In order to achieve and sustain high levels of performance there must be a link between what an individual employee is passionate about and what the organization needs to grow its business.  An effective way to insure that linkage is to hold every manager accountable for facilitating periodic professional development discussions with each of their employees. If an individual is positively challenged, finds work to be meaningful, and believes that their manager truly cares about their growth, their engagement will be high. This session will help you:

·         Learn a model for career development that can be used to educate managers and employees.

·         Gain skill practice by using the principles applied to one’s own career.

·         Provide current data that supports the connection between career conversations and the ability
           to attract and retain talent.