Every individual wants to grow, develop and enjoy new opportunities, especially when it comes to career. These aspirations are natural and will never disappear, and to facilitate these professional targets the employer needs also to contribute, if he wants to work with motivated and loyal people, to retain them in the organization for as long as possible. The employer should state, from the start, the strategy in terms of training and development programs for employees. Thus, they will know what expectations they may have regarding the job and whether it can really be considered a professional opportunity.
Beyond the ambition to reach ever further and the desire to do always more, the monotony has also an important contribution to arrive to this situation. Nowadays, employees rarely accept to feel limited at a job that does not offer them satisfaction and give them the opportunity to use their full potential. Given that modern people spend a lot of time at work nowadays, it is normal to have a significant impact of the job on its mood. If they will notice that they don’t have a career plan or the opportunity to learn new things, employees will not hesitate to change their job with one that offers these things.
New Opportunities Within the Company
First, we must take into account wage increases, because increasing revenue is one of the things nobody would dislike, regardless of what other needs they have. It should be closely linked to employee performance, but also to their devotion to the organization. However, money is not enough to make people happy, so other benefits should be taken into consideration, such as health insurance, areas to relax at work or discounts for different types of services. Thus, despite all financial rewards, these represent a profitable way for the employer to provide some employee benefits.
On the other hand, even if they receive these benefits, employees will also want some things such as the opportunity to be promoted and to receive some new tasks or having the posibility to move from one department to another. Moreover, any employee wants to constantly improve their background and knowledge in certain fields. Thus, gaining experience will increase the chances of receving better job offers in the future. When they are given the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and new professional skills, either through training and coaching programs or online courses, employees will feel more confident and will be able to take decisions easier at the workplace.
Although personal development can not be perceived as a benefit provided by the employer, it is preferable to build the necessary framework to achieve this. Many individuals become more motivated if there is flexibility at the workplace, if they have the opportunity to work from home, if there is a balance between personal and professional life. All these things must be accompanied by a clear communication of the company goals and how employees can contribute to achieving them. Thus, through their contribution, they can only help not only the entire organization, but also themselves, having the opportunity to make themselves visible while doing this.
And because it is essential to have an efficient communication, the organization should constantly promote open positions in the company and encourage employees to apply. Also, employees with potential should be given the chance to make themselves visible, but, also, to be given the opportunity to choose the direction they want to go to. Last but not least, leaders and managers must correctly evaluate employees’ real chances of development in a certain direction and guide them to other opportunities, when it seems more appropriate.
BIA HR TEAM