Implement Effective Employee Development Planning

Engage employees to own and plan their development.

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Your Challenge

  • Managers don’t always have time to work on development planning, causing employees to feel under-appreciated and disengaged. In McLean & Company’s engagement survey, only 50% of employees felt they were encouraged to pursue their career development.
  • Often, when managers think about development planning, they think about it from a formal training perspective and don’t always consider the many other more effective, on-the-job forms of development.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Engage your employees to own their career development with managers providing guidance and support.
  • Employee development is not a once-a-year discussion, it must be ongoing throughout the year with monthly check-in meetings to review goals and provide feedback and coaching.
  • Employees must own the process with their managers providing support and guidance.
  • Having employees and managers working together on development initiatives will increase employee engagement and empower your employees.
  • Effective development benefits all stakeholders, not just employees and managers. It leads to increased organizational revenue due to improved employee performance and assists with succession planning by identifying future leaders.
  • Using on-the-job training reduces costs associated with sending employees to external training programs and results in more successful development outcomes.

Impact and Result

  • Increase employee engagement scores.
  • Decrease employee turnover.
  • Gain higher productivity and a more engaged workforce.

Implement Effective Employee Development Planning

1

Understand the benefits of implementing employee development

Make the case for training, prepare development planning, and prepare for career development conversations.

2

Make the case

Understand how employee development affects employee engagement

3

Prepare for employee development planning

Learn the development planning framework, understand employee and manager roles and accountabilities, learn how to create development goals, and review varies types of development.

4

Prepare for career development conversations

Learn how to give feedback using the 3C’s feedback model.

Search Code: 75484
Published: June 24, 2014
Last Revised: June 24, 2014