- "Opportunities to learn and grow" have been cited as the number one driver of great work culture — up from number nine in 2019.
- Employees who feel cared about at work are 3.2x more likely to report being happy at their company, and 3.7x more likely to recommend working there.
- Only one in five employees believe they can meet their career goals where they work today, and have both their manager’s and organization’s support to pursue those goals 一 even in another part of the business.
- More than 60% of U.S. employees who quit their jobs in the past year cited a lack of career advancement opportunities.
- 80% of people seeking employment say they are concerned about their career growth, compared to 49% of all workers.
Additional sources: Pew Research Center; Prudential
Enable learning in the flow of work — and life: The rise of hybrid workplaces has blurred the lines between ‘on’ and ‘off’ for learning opportunities. Modernized career development programs are flexible, personalized, and carefully measured to ensure users are engaging.
Tap into what makes employees tick: Employees far and wide have used the pandemic as a time to reflect on what matters to them and what they really want in their careers. Strong feedback loops and user-guided learning tools help programs align to what learners really want.
Support internal mobility: It’s critical that employees not feel hopeless or stuck when they’re not happy in their current role. This focus is worth exploring in further depth below.
Show them the way: Learn how to build employee career paths through skill development.
Engage your learners: Give them specific reasons to invest their time and energy into learning and development. Build it into employee schedules and performance reviews. Consider tying the program to other initiatives; for example, Avnet used “learning for a cause” as their motivational angle, with great success.
Keep employees from checking out: A strong L&D program can be one of your best defenses against boreout, or boredom on the job that often leads to dissatisfaction and departure.
Adopt the right tools: Online learning is most effective when it is personalized, interactive, social, and data-driven. A platform like LinkedIn Learning delivers on all these requisites to kick your employee development program into high gear.