Developing Your Company's Employees

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on January 28, 2008

When you give employees opportunities to grow, their job satisfaction increases substantially. So does your ability to retain them as employees. That’s why it’s important for you to think more strategically about what your employees need to learn. Take the attitude that training is really employee development. Recognize formal training programs are only part of the picture—most real training occurs on the job. You can also help employees develop problem-solving skills and the ability to think by giving them work that will stretch them. Most important, set an example. Your own pleasant attitude and good work habits will influence your workers.

Ken Yancey
Chief Executive Officer
SCORE
Washington, D.C.

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