In today’s business landscape, having a purposeful, strategic, and people-centric workforce is a key factor in determining our success. Developing our talents is thus a key investment that we business owners need to prioritize if we wish to have employees who can fulfill our vision, mission and daily goals.
While some of us business owners and CEOs may be reluctant towards the idea of investing into our employees, here are some reasons that may convince you to do so NOW:
1. Engagement and Productivity
Talent development isn’t just about developing our people’s skills, it also shows that we are willing to invest in and stay engaged with them.
Why does this matter, especially for us business owners?
Engaged employees are more likely to be productive, and can lead to growth for companies both big and small.
In particular, the Gallup State of the Workplace report in 2022 highlights that 23% of employees are engaged in what they do.
These engaged employees help contribute to global productivity and GDP growth.
2. Employee retention
You may ask, “What does talent development have to do with retaining my people?”.
Many studies have found that when our employees aren’t being engaged in some form or manner, it will come to a point where they will decide to search for better opportunities elsewhere.
Talent development helps us look at the different aspects of our employees, and provide them with the skills to boost their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.
It also helps us decide (and create) the best working conditions and career opportunities for our people.
All of these creates the impression that we appreciate and care for our people, which in turn encourages them to continue staying with us.
3. Succession planning
When we talk about talent development, one aspect people may not think about is succession planning.
Investing in talent development allows our organization or company to identify and nurture future leaders from within the organization.
In turn, this helps us ensure a smooth transition of leadership when key employees retire or move on, and we have leaders prepared to take over said roles.
It also reduces the risk of leadership vacuums, which can be harmful to our daily operations.
4. Better customer service
Talent development doesn’t just benefit any organization or company in terms of employee engagement, retention and growth.
It also relates to our customers and clients, the people our employees interact with on a daily basis.
When we invest into developing our talents, they are able to understand the organization or company’s priorities, as well as the needs of their customers and clients.
Our people will then go the extra mile to ensure that our customers and clients are given the most satisfying experiences possible in their interactions.
There are more benefits than what we have talked about when it comes to creating a purposeful workforce. Don’t wait! Start taking the necessary actions today if you wish to create a workforce that can lead your organization and people to success!
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