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Employees 'motivated by career development opportunities'

29 July 2012

Managers have been reminded of the need to provide their staff with development opportunities in order to improve employee engagement.

A survey from assessment and development consultancy Cubiks has revealed that 93 per cent of employees would stay longer with an organisation that invests in their development, while more than 70 per cent would value such opportunities over additional holiday time.

The report also revealed that a large proportion of British workers view the oversight of their professional development as being the responsibility of line managers.

Cubiks also suggested that many companies currently lack the ability to identify talent properly, with complaints suggesting that current methods are too subjective.

Barry Spence, chief executive officer of Cubiks, said: "Steps can be taken to help change the perception that processes lack objectivity; for example, businesses could implement robust 360-degree feedback from various sources, including clients or suppliers, and use development centres to assess talents."

Last week, a report from People 1st Training Company and ICM revealed that improved visibility among managers can also help to improve staff engagement.

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Categories: Functional Practices, Human Resources


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