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3 Tips for Encouraging Professional Growth on Your Team

Posted on December 5th, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

When you encourage professional growth in your organization, everyone benefits. Your employees develop personally and professionally, you retain your staff longer, and you save time and money on your hiring process. Here are three ways you can help your staff grow professionally so everyone wins.


Implement Cross-Departmental Training

 Training your employees to work in different departments helps them learn more about how your company operates and stands out in the marketplace. Employees may job shadow or share work roles as a method of becoming skilled in other areas of your organization. Your workers will learn new skills, gain more experience, and be more engaged in their tasks. Productivity will increase as a result of having more than one expert filling a role. Staff will remain loyal to your company longer because they’re constantly learning and being challenged. You’ll gain flexibility in managing your workforce in case a worker is sick or decides to move on. Cross-training may even result in innovations that save your organization time and money by trying something new.   

Begin an Office Mentoring Program

 Implementing a mentoring program will help your staff learn job-related skills while developing as leaders. Workers will be more engaged in their tasks and want to increase their output because of their one-on-one training. They’ll appreciate having someone to go to with questions or issues and, as a result, will feel greater job satisfaction. Co-workers learn to work well together, and your company benefits from continued growth and innovation, which improves your bottom line.  

Recognize Employees’ Accomplishments

 Studies show employees are happier, more engaged in their work and more productive when their accomplishments are recognized. By rewarding desired behavior and results, your staff know what actions should be repeated and which ones need improvement. Workers enjoy being appreciated for their contributions to your organization, which empowers them to continue learning and innovating. Staff are more inclined to increase their output when their efforts are acknowledged. Your company continues growing as you retain more employees longer.


Encouraging professional growth is essential for your company to prosper. For more help with growing your business, get in touch with the experts at Innovative Employee Solutions today!

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