FEATURED RESEARCH & INFORMATION- To Stay or to Move On? For the young and potential or existing employee, this might be a recommended must read. What about the elderly? But for our children and/or dependents or dear ones, this researched topic- “Personal growth and career development: To grow or go?”, might at the first glance, appear meaningless to some readers. Because. we’re either on pension/retirement or perhaps, on our way in doing so.
Yet it could be argued that life never ends at retirement or on pension as we could definitely, put our many years of experience to the benefit of mankind and the society in which we live at large.
In our modern times, there are many in employment- working for others, who still own their own private businesses or organizations. Therefore, issues with personal and career growth and its inherent advice, so long as we live- and here as [grand]parents or guardians, might always be some of our daily preoccupations?
According to the research findings from The HR Gazette Team- “Lack of opportunity for personal growth and career development, is the No. 1 reason that employees leave a company.
Accordingly, this follow-up question is put: “So what’s it like in your organization? Do your employees grow or go?”
The answer is timely. According to a survey by Glassdoor and Harris Interactive, “more applicants (52 percent) wanted to hear about growth opportunities when interviewing for a job than about any other perk.”
The same survey also found that “one-third of employees left a job because of — wait for it — lack of career growth than for any other reason. Only 8 percent left because of their managers.
In the words of The HR Gazette Team, “When professional growth opportunities are absent in an organization, you get stagnation, boredom, and finally attrition…”
Researched and Posted By KAASFORDS ACADEMY, with some inputs from The HR Gazette Team.