You’ve found a great hire, and you’ve extensively on-boarded and trained them. Now what? Allstaff Services, Inc. (located in Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson) is a staffing company that offers a variety of services, including onsite management and payroll services. In our 55+ years of serving local businesses, we’ve seen that having a comprehensive employee development plan can greatly benefit a company.

You Will Save Time and Money

Let’s say your business is growing, and you’re developing strategies to effectively reach your goals. Creating a development plan for your employees can be a valuable, built-in avenue to accomplishing those overall goals. Employee development plans, if done well, can be of great benefit for the vision of your company.

What’s involved in establishing an employee development plan? First, you’ll need to take time to identify the long-term and short-term objectives for your business. Second, once you have identified these objectives, connect with your staff and ask whether they have interest in receiving further training in areas that will help you meet your specific objectives. Accessing the existing talent already present within your company and using it to bridge the gap between current skill-sets and skill-sets needed to take your company into the future will save you time and money.

Your Employees Will Be Happier

According to Gallup polls, the number of employees engaged in their work in the U.S.those who are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and workplacehovers somewhere between 30-35%. That lower number is telling companies that something is missing in their businesses. But a well-thought-out employee development plan will offer employees the opportunity to engage with their company, develop their skills, and find a pathway to advance in their careers.

It would be a mistake, however, to assume that all of your employees have the same professional goals and aspirations. This is where sitting down one-on-one and making specifically tailored development plans with your employees is beneficial. When your employees receive mentorship and have a vision for how their current skill-sets can diversify and enhance their contribution to your company in a meaningful way, their job satisfaction and engagement will increase.

If you haven’t already implemented a strong employee development plan, Allstaff Services, Inc. recommends investing in the development of your staff as an essential part of investing in your business. And when you’re looking for new talent, onsite management, or payroll services, give us a call to see how we can help you build a strong company.

 

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