“The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision” – Bruce Barton
Employing an employee is not just about giving them a task to do. It’s about giving them a platform to develop on both a professional and personal level. However, public research demonstrates a limitation to this principle. The ORC International’s 2014 survey showed that only 37% of UK workers were encouraged to be innovative, down 10% from last year. Relationships between management and staff were seen as a hindrance to employee motivation. In March 2016, a survey conducted by the CIPD revealed that a third (31%) of UK employees are disappointed with their current career progression.
Tips on how to progress them:
- Find out where their individual passions and talents lie and how you might be able to develop those passions in their current environment.
- Find out which areas/skills they feel that can improve on and how you can help them achieve that.
- Help them develop transferrable skills that can be applied to multiple professions.
Engage for Success reported that 59% of employees who are engaged with their jobs, bring out their most creative ideas.
Talk to Workvine about engaging with your staff and explore the possibilites of your own branded employee app.