Employers have been warned to harness day-to-day learning opportunities, as new research reveals 60% of employees feel they need to leave their current job to progress their careers.
Investors in People, a body that ranks employers according to how they value their staff, said employers should do more to keep employees motivated, and the business on track, through personal development opportunities.
The organisation urged employers to create clear development paths that challenge and motivate staff to keep progressing while simultaneously contributing to the company.
Such actions would encourage managers ‘to see development as a day-to-day need, rather than a series of set-piece training events’, according to Investors in People.
“A lack of development opportunities is often cited as one of the main reasons for employees leaving their jobs, so ensuring that employees feel challenged and motivated in their role is vital,” said Simon Jones, acting chief executive at Investors in People.
“All too often, employers confuse development with formal training and whilst this is clearly important, it can't be the only focus.
“On-the-job learning has an important part to play in employee development and employers should look to identify ways to help their staff maximise these opportunities.”
Jones said employers should think about ways of doing this that would best suit their business.
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