My blog post today also happens to be Strategy #12 in our ongoing video series on specific practical ideas to develop and grow your people. And today’s tip goes back to one of the basics – employee training. The specific strategy: jointly create a professional development plan, tailored to the individual employee.
Jointly create a tailored plan for professional development
There are two important words here – jointly and tailored.
Do it together
Jointly, because it should be an effort by both you and your employee. Encourage your employees to take an active role in identifying what job competencies they feel they’re lacking. Competencies are the skills, abilities, and knowledge needed to be successful in a particular or future role, and they can encompass technical knowledge and interpersonal skills. Continue reading