Life is a classroom. Only those willing to be lifelong learners will move to the head of the class. – Zig Ziglar

One of the best ways to retain your employees is helping them be successful and reach their potential. Training, coaching and mentoring, with yourself or with more experienced employees, fosters growth in newer or new-to-workforce employees.

Learning builds confidence and skills, resulting in better performance. The better your employees perform, the more valuable they will be to you. And, when employees understand you’ve invested in their growth, they feel more valued, engaged and happier working for you.

Training, coaching and mentoring can take many forms, but they should always be authentic experiences and provide real value to your employees and to your business. Focus on these three areas to reinforce personal development at work.

Create a culture of continuous learning

  • Encourage exploration and experimentation
  • Invite experienced employees or outside guests to provide “lunch and learn” talks
  • Plan an in-house workshop for an immersive learning experience on a specific topic that may be new or undergoing change as it relates to your business
  • Provide a learning space in the work setting and consider setting up a reference library with books about succeeding in areas of business relevant to your employees
  • Share articles from print publications or online sources about trends in your industry

Offer on-the-job training

  • Create a formalized onboarding process and materials that focus on role-specific training
  • Invest in self-directed training courses and materials specific to your business
  • Purchase a company subscription to an e-learning platform like LinkedIN Learning, Skillshare, Udemy or Coursera
  • Research industry associations that offer online learning experiences
  • Keep motivation high with public recognition of achievement milestones

Provide individualized support

  • Schedule regular one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions that focus on the employee’s path towards advancement
  • Provide training to senior employees so they can become effective peer coaches or mentors

Although you may have great employees, there’s always room for improvement, and offering personal development can help you retain your top performers.

I can help you build a robust employee development program. Connect with me to get started now.

I can help you get the business you deserve. Drop me an email for a complimentary consultation.

About the author,

As an ActionCOACH Business Coach from Chicago North Shore, I understand that time is your most valuable asset. Now, I can help you recreate your dreams and vision…and accomplish the goals you first set out to achieve with your business. Ultimately, you will experience a better quality of life because of your commitment to invest in yourself with the help of an ActionCOACH Business Coach and personal mentor.

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