Personal growth and development – Just a trend? Think again.
When it’s time to hire a position within your workplace, it’s common to look for an employee who meets the skills, education and experience requirements – not to mention someone who works hard.
Let’s say that you have an internal candidate who is applying for a higher role on your team than they currently have. All in all, they have what it takes, but they may lack some of the requirements or training needed to fulfil their role. What’s your move to help this employee succeed in their new and challenging role?
Its simple: When your company takes time to work with employees 1:1 to determine their current versus desired skills, strengths and weaknesses, and even what fuels their passions so that they feel empowered to bring their best self to work every day—the employee is more likely to succeed and grow.
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What is personal growth?
According to the Huffington Post, personal growth and development is the art of finding and transforming your employees into the person they want to become through an exploration of identity, talent, potential, as well as dreams and aspirations.
When your employees give priority to personal growth and development, they develop physically, mentally, spiritually and intellectually.
Why personal growth is Important?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
– Mark Twain
Personal growth and development empowers your employees to deliver better results and meet their objectives throughout the year.
By 2025, according to Forbes.com, employees will be 75% millennials. Are you identifying areas within your workplace to accommodate this new generation of workers? Let us just give you a hint: it starts with personal growth and development opportunities.
According to Gallup, 87 per cent of millennials have said that access to career development or career growth is a very important opportunity wherever they stay or go.