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  • Writer's pictureTaresa Scott, M.S.Ed., M.A.C. of Bleuprint

🧠 5 Organizational Strategies to Demonstrate Skill Development is Your New Year’s Resolution

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It's no secret that learning in the workplace is your competitive advantage as an employer. From research networks such as Gallup, HR Exchange Network, Gartner, SHRM, and many others there are countless studies informing audiences on how the people that you employ in your organization demand that you invest in their ongoing skill development so they can improve their performance and ultimately grow in their careers'.

However, more organizations than not are still looking for check-box solutions that still do not fill that gap or quite meet the employee demand.

So as the new year begins, what are some things you can implement to truly demonstrate your commitment to skill development in 2024?

  1. Investment in Training Programs: Demonstrate your commitment to skill development by allocating budget and resources to comprehensive training programs that customized to reflect your unique organization and teams. This could include workshops, online courses, or bringing in experts to conduct sessions tailored to enhance specific skills relevant to your industry.

  2. Individual Development Plans: Work with each employee to create personalized development plans. Discuss their career goals, identify areas for growth, and establish a roadmap for skill acquisition. Regularly revisit and adjust these plans, showing that skill development is an ongoing and dynamic focus.

  3. Promote a Learning Culture: Foster an environment where continuous learning is encouraged and celebrated. Implement initiatives like a book club, knowledge-sharing sessions, or mentorship programs. By integrating learning into the company culture, you signal that skill development is not just a resolution but a core value.

  4. Recognition for Skill Growth: Acknowledge and reward employees who actively engage in skill development. Publicly recognize their achievements, whether it's completing a certification, acquiring a new skill, or applying newfound knowledge to contribute to the team. This creates positive reinforcement and encourages others to follow suit.

  5. Feedback and Support Mechanisms: Establish regular feedback loops to assess employees' skill development journeys. Provide constructive feedback, offer support where needed, and create an open dialogue about their learning experiences. This shows that you are invested in their progress and are actively involved in their professional development.

By implementing these strategies, you not only communicate your commitment to skill development but also create a culture where employees feel empowered to grow and contribute to the overall success of the organization.

 

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