How to Help Employees Own Their Career Development

It’s a new world. To compete and keep your talent, you must empower them to see all the possibilities. Done well, you make it much easier for employees to stay with the organization they know rather than rolling the dice with another company. Creating such a consumer-grade experience is important in a hypercompetitive talent marketplace.

Perceptyx’s Recent Acquisitions Empower Organizations to Have Better Conversations with Their Workforce

Perceptyx acquired Waggl, an employee voice platform and CultureIQ, a culture management solution. This made immediate sense due to Perceptyx’s unique blend of technology and service. For those not yet aware of Perceptyx, they’re an employee survey and people analytics vendor that creates engagements built upon listening to employees through their technology, then providing guidance to act upon those insights.

How to Make Career Development Employee-Centric

Organizations that managed to develop an effective career-development program embrace it as a business strategy and their managers believe their responsibilities include helping employees develop their careers. Employers who say managers care about their employees’ happiness in their careers are 10 times more likely to have effective career-development programs.

Look at Workplace Experience Through Your Employees’ Eyes

As employers focus on driving business growth, the top people priorities for most organizations are assessing and driving employee engagement, according to Brandon Hall Group research. We define engagement as an “outcome driven by the quality of employee experiences,” which means nearly everything employees touch during their tenure, from onboarding to technology to their relationships with managers and leaders, and everything in between.

Empower Your Employees to Take Charge of Their Own Career Development

Less than 40% of employers actively support career development and internal talent mobility as part of their business strategy, Brandon Hall Group research shows, and fewer than 20% offer easy-to-navigate apps or portals with detailed descriptions of roles across all lines of business. In other words, most organizations do not effectively invest in retaining their talent.

Enhance Internal Talent Mobility to Boost Your Organization’s Competitive Advantage

More than 90% of organizations believe a lack of talent mobility is a significant risk to the business, according to Brandon Hall Group Talent Management Maturity research. Organizations are under tremendous pressure to develop agile employees with skills and competencies to be more productive and efficient. Employers must adapt to new styles of work. Talent mobility is required for rapid transformation.