2018 Focus: Make good employees great & keep them around
Career development and personal growth are two of the most important priorities for professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena). Most professionals in the region are planning on making big career changes this year to fulfill their personal aspirations. The employers are required to realize whether their employees are satisfied with their job or not to help them achieve their career goals. (The National, 2017).
A recent career prospects poll by Bayt.com revealed that the majority (98 percent) of respondents plan on looking for new jobs in 2017 and an overwhelming majority of respondents want to work in the GCC.
Kaplan surveyed over 280 UK-based Human Resources (HR) and Leadership & Professional Development (L&D) professionals and found out that the two key methods to ensure the retainment of their best employees were: developing their skills and engagement.
Additionally, Gallup’s global survey of employee engagement reported that little over a tenth of employees were ‘engaged at work’. Worryingly, a quarter of all employees are “actively disengaged”, indicating they are unhappy and unproductive at work and liable to their spread negativity around.
Providing professional development that triggers different ways of understanding the organization, their role, and their personal contribution is a powerful antidote. But that development must embody a commitment from the business – half day, off-the-shelf sessions or a series of webinars may be cheaper options in the short term, but over the long term do they send the right message of commitment to the staff, let alone achieve meaningful improvement in their performance?
While short sessions and online learning have their place, those organizations who commission and collaborate with learning partners to create developmental interventions that provide the time and space for individuals to experiment, reflect and grow, that reap the twin benefits of a more highly skilled and more highly engaged workforce.
Hence, Kaplan’s three-step approach of Trigger-Engage-Embed towards professional development not only ensures the optimum utilization of an organization’s training budget but also aims at churning out a high ‘Return on Engagement’. Our tailor-made programs involve content delivery via the latest digital platforms meant to trigger the learning coupled with live in-class delivery for engagement. Our proprietary data-platform and diagnostic tools complete the learning journey by reflecting the embedded learning.
Our mission is to help the organizations drive the costs out and absorb the value in.
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