Decrease Employee Turnover With These Career Pathing Steps
Utilizing the Predictive Index as a Key Part of Your Career Pathing Strategy
If turnover has been a problem at your organization, you have a lot in common with many others in just about any industry. In today’s climate, your workforce is concerned about their future in their career. They are protective of it, but they’ll also jump ship if needed. What career pathing steps can you take to ensure your best workers stick around?
We know from a report issued by the American Psychological Association’s Center for Organizational Excellence that almost half of the workforce is concerned about the way their jobs are changing. The workers without supervisor support in career pathing, according to the report, are more likely to leave their employer within a 12-month period.
Supervisors need to know how to encourage and support career development efforts if they want to keep their most prized employees. And it’s not always about them quitting – almost 48% of those surveyed said that without support, they’re not motivated to do their best work. Only 39% of these people report being satisfied with their job.
Supervisors can help employees feel supported by simply asking questions and listening. What are your employees’ goals? How can you match those goals to your company’s needs?
Look at their background to know how to approach the situation. Look ahead to areas where you know you’ll have needs they might be able to address. Involve the employee in the conversation to gain insights into where development efforts can be made with the greatest outcomes.
Look For Opportunities
It can be easy to miss unless you’re looking, but by identifying day-to-day opportunities that your employees can take advantage of to further themselves in your industry, you can gain a lot of footing.
Learning opportunities can come in any form, whether it’s through discussions, learning programs or empowering employees to take the lead on a project and giving them some rope to fail – through which they can learn from their mistakes. But be ready to offer encouragement rather than criticism. Provide them with mentoring opportunities or let them shadow others in your organization.
Career pathing can be a lot easier if you have the right people in the right place. To find out more about your current employees, how they react to workplace stimuli and where they best fit on your team, bring in the predictive index.
At PI Consulting Group, we analyze a behavioral assessment to assist you in your career pathing efforts. We’re also able to identify new leaders, who will work together best on teams and many other workplace behaviors. Contact us today and find out more.